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TPE paragraph to describe section on Plug-in APIs

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2011 22:01:39 -0700
Message-Id: <BD605EB5-E271-4BF2-B744-CA5204016AA1@gbiv.com>
To: "public-tracking@w3.org WG" <public-tracking@w3.org>
I have added the following to the TPE spec to serve as temporary
content for the section on Plug-in APIs.

....Roy

Index: tracking-dnt.html
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RCS file: /w3ccvs/WWW/2011/tracking-protection/drafts/tracking-dnt.html,v
retrieving revision 1.32
retrieving revision 1.33
diff -u -r1.32 -r1.33
--- tracking-dnt.html	1 Nov 2011 01:10:41 -0000	1.32
+++ tracking-dnt.html	1 Nov 2011 04:58:17 -0000	1.33
@@ -381,7 +381,17 @@
       <section id='plug-ins'>
         <h3>Plug-In APIs</h3>
         
-        <p>TBD.<p>
+        <p>
+          User agents often include user-installable component parts,
+          commonly known as <dfn>plug-ins</dfn> or
+          <dfn>browser extensions</dfn>, that are capable of making their own
+          network requests.  From the user's perspective, these components
+          are considered part of the user agent and thus ought to respect the
+          user's configuration of a tracking preference.  However, plug-ins
+          do not normally have read access to the browser configuration.
+          Therefore, we will define here various mechanisms for communicating
+          the DNT preference via common plug-in APIs.
+        </p>
       </section>
     </section>
Received on Tuesday, 1 November 2011 05:02:11 UTC

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