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HTTP is a standard method, a protocol, for transporting information. REST is a non-standard method for representing state of that information. REST requests take place using the HTTP protocol. That protocol gives methods of exchanging data via GET, POST, DELETE, etc. REST defines how to use those methods but those methods are part of HTTP. Bad example, HTTP ...


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I imagine it'd be relatively easy to create or license some really useful feature (and if desired you could obfuscate it in base64 encoding or whatever) that would load a small resource from a server you monitor. Things like this are really common in analytics (the smiley face for WP-Stats) and tracking features. For instance, if you have ever used ...


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Check HackAlert SafeImpression from Armorize Malware. I've never used it, but if I understood well your problem, this may be worth a look.


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Many people sell goods in this way on eBay and Amazon by sending a protected single use download link in the purchase confirmation email, but it's not an ideal solution and paypal tracking for intangible goods can be tricky, I've heard many horror stories where purchasers simply claim via item not received - as downloads are not tracked the seller doesn't ...


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Personally I enforce activation as it discourages spammers and trolls (a little, but every little helps). There is a legal side benefit of an additional action being required to access the site - it can be argued that users 'identify themselves' in the process. This has proved beneficial on two occasions for me, once with a copyright claim by the Tolkien ...


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Using a CreativeWork type does not seem to be appropriate. The result of your work is a CreativeWork, but not your work (i.e., the process to create it) itself. So you can use it for finished projects (e.g., in a portfolio), but not for the services you offer. The Service type seems to be appropriate. I don’t think that there is a relevant semantic ...


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Just an update to the already good answer here: Microsoft's online email sites (e.g., Hotmail) have recently been converted to Outlook.com, which closely resembles the desktop version in form and function. Gmail's labels are slightly different than Outlook's folder concept: You first Create a Label and then have to Filter Messages with the "Skip Inbox" and ...


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The site http://builtwith.com/ offers statistics about how many websites use various technologies. They gather this information by downloading pages from websites and looking at items such as: powered by HTTP header JavaScript libraries used in the page links in the page footer to a CMS For example they have the following report for WordPress: They also ...


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a) meta-generator The generator metadata name […] identifies one of the software packages used to generate the document. So it’s appropriate to use it for pages created by your CMS. However: Many people will remove it, often because they think it would be insecure to communicate which CMS is in use. Most search engines will probably ignore meta-...


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All kinds of web development software, blogs, content management systems generate Meta tags like such. Most of them, if not all of them do it. For example, meta name="generator" content="Dreamweaver" or meta name="generator" content="Joomla!", Facebook, Twitter, and so on do it too. These Meta elements provide information, which can be used by search ...


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I've had good luck asking my users to improve translations for me. On one site, I asked users to email me any improvements to the translations. On other site I built an interface that allowed them to enter improvements one sentence at a time. Most of the popular languages have now been completely rewritten by native speakers, just because I asked.


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