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Re: Privacy implications of automatic alternative selection (Re: Acessibility of <audio> and <video>)

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2008 11:32:39 +0200
Message-ID: <48CA3737.8080503@lachy.id.au>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: "T.V Raman" <raman@google.com>, public-html@w3.org, wai-xtech@w3.org, singer@apple.com

Henri Sivonen wrote:
> Yes, a site can't accurately tell form one datapoint. However, if the 
> user's agent always requests for versions of particular kind and the 
> site can track user identity over time, the site can make a more 
> accurate guess of the reason.

If sites want to track that information for whatever reason, they will 
find a way to do so, regardless of what we do.  I think we should ignore 
this problem, since there isn't anything we can do to reliably address it.

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Lachlan Hunt - Opera Software
http://lachy.id.au/
http://www.opera.com/
Received on Friday, 12 September 2008 09:33:24 UTC

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