[wp-hackers] Google Web Accelerator

Pete Prodoehl pete.prodoehl at cygnusinteractive.com
Tue Oct 25 19:52:49 GMT 2005

Robert Deaton wrote:
>  Google Web Accelerator only prefetches links that should have no side
> effects. According to the HTTP 1.1 specification, the GET method is
> defined as a Safe Method which "SHOULD NOT have the significance of
> taking an action other than retrieval." In practice, Google Web
> Accelerator does not prefetch links which have query parameters (i.e.
> have a "?" in the URL) and encrypted pages (i.e. URL starting with
> https://).
> For the time being, this means that it looks like for now we don't
> need to worry about such a thing, but this now raises the question of
> whether we should actually comply with HTTP 1.1 in this manner, and if
> os, how would we go about doing it?

 From wordpress.org: "WordPress is a state-of-the-art semantic personal 
publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and 

I think complying with HTTP 1.1 fits under "web standards" as well as 
"usability" in this case...


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