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Re: TPE Document, S2.3 P1

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2011 18:16:18 -0700
Message-Id: <0310EA31-F2F3-4671-B3C7-7E34F53ED8BE@gbiv.com>
To: "public-tracking@w3.org WG" <public-tracking@w3.org>
The problem I have with applying DNT in general is that there are an awful
lot of HTTP requests (roughly half) that have nothing to do with users,
let alone tracking of them.

However, for now, I have removed the conditions and simplified
the section.

....Roy

Index: tracking-dnt.html
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--- tracking-dnt.html	1 Nov 2011 00:46:01 -0000	1.31
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@@ -203,18 +203,10 @@
         <h3>Terminology</h3>
         
         <p>
-          HTTP [[!HTTP11]] uses the term <dfn>user agent</dfn> to refer to any
-          of the various client programs capable of initiating HTTP requests,
-          including browsers, spiders (web-based robots), command-line
-          tools, native applications, and mobile apps.  Although the protocol
-          defined by this specification is applicable to all forms of user
-          agent, the compliance requirements are specifically concerned with
-          the privacy expectations of a human user and the tracking of their
-          browsing history over time.
-          User agents that do not have a <q>browsing</q> nature, such as
-          mobile apps that communicate with one service exclusively, are not
-          the intended target for this protocol, though they can implement
-          the protocol if they so desire.
+          This specification uses the term <dfn>user agent</dfn> to refer to
+          any of the various client programs capable of initiating HTTP
+          requests, including browsers, spiders (web-based robots),
+          command-line tools, native applications, and mobile apps [[!HTTP11]].
         </p>
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