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Re: [RFC] HTTP Information Request

From: David Morris <dwm@xpasc.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2007 14:37:14 -0700 (PDT)
cc: <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.33.0706211430130.14482-100000@egate.xpasc.com>



On Tue, 19 Jun 2007, Stefanos Harhalakis wrote:

...
>
>   I believe such an option may partially change the way web works. Some
> information I think of:
>
> * Timezone
> * Location
> * Sex
> * Interests
> * Screen/window size
> * Mood :-)
> * Age/DoB
> * Computer-related Technical Level
> * Accessibility requirements
> * Anything that can personalize a page or a service, or automate transactions
...

There has been a concern in the past that too many benign details about a
user could be come a unique signature identifing individuals when they don't
expect to be identified. I worry much more about abuse of seemingly benign
data than overt identifiers.

Dave Morris
Received on Thursday, 21 June 2007 21:37:30 GMT

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