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[Bug 12922] New: Allow privacy exemption for caretBlinkRate

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Date: Thu, 09 Jun 2011 07:10:04 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-12922-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=12922

           Summary: Allow privacy exemption for caretBlinkRate
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML Canvas 2D Context (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org


The HTML5 specification allows privacy exemptions to reporting navigator
attributes in order to allow UAs to avoid fingerprinting.

As caretBlinkRate could be used for profiling, conformance requirements for
caretBlinkRate should include such an exemption.

See also previous discussion at:

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2011Apr/0747.html

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-canvas-api/2011JanMar/0049.html

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