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Re: Move to close ISSUE-4

From: Sid Stamm <sid@mozilla.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2011 11:04:04 -0800 (PST)
To: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Cc: public-tracking@w3.org, Matthias Schunter <mts@zurich.ibm.com>
Message-ID: <803448249.12195.1324407844444.JavaMail.root@zimbra1.shared.sjc1.mozilla.com>
David,

My impression is "not enabled" in this context does *not* mean "DNT: 0". I think it means there is no HTTP header sent with requests. So yeah, "not stated" is the same as "not enabled".

Should we make it clearer?  Does it make sense to settle on "not enabled" to mean no header and "enabled but opt-in" or something as "DNT: 0"?

-Sid

----- Original Message -----
> From: "David Singer" <singer@apple.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 10:09:28 AM
> Subject: Re: Move to close ISSUE-4
> So, you're saying that the default is "not enabled", i.e. DNT: 0?
> 
> I think that's OK, but the language below maybe could be clearer.
> ("not stated" is the same as "not enabled")
> 
> On Dec 20, 2011, at 8:42 , Matthias Schunter wrote:
> 
> > Hi Team,
> >
> > As indicated during our 2011-11-30 telco, I'd like to move this
> > issue
> > from "Pending Review" to "Closed" during our 2011-12-21 telco.
> >
> > Regards,
> > matthias
> >
> >
> > ISSUE
> > What is the default for DNT in client configuration (opt-in or
> > opt-out)?
> >
> > PROPOSED LANGUAGE in FPWD:
> > The goal of this protocol is to allow a user to express their
> > personal
> > preference regarding cross-site tracking to each server and web
> > application that they communicate with via HTTP, thereby allowing
> > each
> > server to either adjust their behavior to meet the user's
> > expectations
> > or reach a separate agreement with the user to satisfy both parties.
> > Key to that notion of expression is that it must reflect the user's
> > preference, not the preference of some institutional or
> > network-imposed mechanism outside the user's control.
> >
> > The remainder of this specification defines the protocol in terms of
> > whether DNT is enabled or not enabled. We do not specify how that
> > preference is configured: the user agent is responsible for
> > determining the user experience by which this preference is set.
> >
> > For example, a user might configure their own user agent to tell
> > servers "do not track me cross-site", install a plug-in or extension
> > that is specifically designed to add that expression, or make a
> > choice
> > for privacy that then implicitly includes a tracking preference
> > (e.g.,
> > "Privacy settings: high"). For each of these cases, we say that DNT
> > is
> > enabled.
> >
> >
> 
> David Singer
> Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Tuesday, 20 December 2011 19:04:43 UTC

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