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Re: ACTION-981: user preferences

From: Eduardo Casais <casays@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2009 07:46:43 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <68174.98296.qm@web45005.mail.sp1.yahoo.com>
To: Francois Daoust <fd@w3.org>
Cc: public-bpwg@w3.org

EDITORIAL CLARIFICATION TO 4.2.2

>> --------
>> Proxies must provide a means for users to express preferences for inhibiting content
>> transformation whenever this is has been set as the default behaviour by the user.
>>
> I don't understand the "whenever" clause here. The goal is to allow 
> users to prevent content transformation on a given Web site, and not 
> only to revert a choice they may have made in the past. Exception 
> clauses of 4.1.5 still apply AFAICT, so modification of HTTP Header 
> fields may still be performed without users having expressed an explicit 
> preference.

Then this is probably what is intended:
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Proxies must provide a means for users to express preferences for inhibiting content
transformation even when this is has been set as the default behaviour by the user.
[... rest as previously suggested ...]
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The logic behind being:
a) by default, do no transform (4.1.5.3);
b) but proxies may provide the default to always view restructured sites (4.1.5.3);
c) but in some individual cases, the user may want to view unaltered content 
   nevertheless (4.2.2).



EDITORIAL CLARIFICATION TO 4.2.3

> What does "abort the transaction" mean? I suspect different 
> implementations will add different options, depending on the context. 
> Why make this particular option mandatory? (In other words, the 
> guidelines mandate the "please click ok to continue", but do not prevent 
> the addition of other buttons!)

All right, I suppose the following is really what we are after:

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If a proxy determines that a resource as currently represented is likely to cause
serious misoperation of the user agent, then it may advise the user that this is
the case but must provide at least the option for the user to continue with 
unaltered content.
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E.Casais


      
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