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Discussion on: How Google tracks with the ping-attribute

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Mads Stoumann Author • Edited

I just tested in the latest versions of Chrome and Canary (MacOS) – they both have the ping-attribute, when performing and inspecting the markup for a Google Search. I then clicked preserve log to test the ping – and it's still being transmitted: ping

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Schalk Neethling

Tried it again with a different profile in Chrome and it works. 🤷‍♂️ I have no idea what is different between the profiles also, I surely have a different profile in Canary?

I thought it might be Privacy Badger, but nope. Bizare. Alas, I believe the conclusion is that it does work by default in Chrome.

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Mads Stoumann Author

Yes, at least for now. One could hope that Chrome would either remove it, or at least notify the user, as the specs states.

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Schalk Neethling

Huh, how strange. I wonder if it is the way I am testing it with this sample app:
github.com/schalkneethling/using-p...

and specifically:
github.com/schalkneethling/using-p...

Tested with Chrome 90.0.4430.85 (Official Build) (x86_64) as well as Canary (~92). Works out of the box with Safari and Edge as well as with Firefox if I toggle the flag.