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Re: Issue 2: Use of the term "3rd-party"

From: Ed Felten <ed@felten.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2012 08:06:55 -0400
Message-ID: <CANZBoGi9OhwhoXGFayxC06du8TwVMEz24qr5qHC1UckEGGXr4w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Nicholas Doty <npdoty@w3.org>
Cc: Andy Zeigler <andyzei@microsoft.com>, "public-tracking-lists@w3.org" <public-tracking-lists@w3.org>
On Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 12:18 AM, Nicholas Doty <npdoty@w3.org> wrote:
> My question is more to the point of how a third-party URI is defined (maybe this is your Issue 4, apologies if I'm being repetitive). The current spec defines a third-party URI as one with a different second-level domain. This seems potentially underinclusive: 1) are all *.co.uk hosts first party to one another?, and 2) in cases either of DNS aliasing or shared hosting (foo.wordpress.com and bar.wordpress.com), are subdomains a good indicator of the same business relationship?

What you're looking for here might be "different public suffix" rather
than "different second-level domain".   See
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_Suffix_List
Received on Friday, 20 April 2012 12:07:43 UTC

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