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Re: "cross-site"

From: David Wainberg <dwainberg@appnexus.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2011 11:46:08 -0500
Message-ID: <4EC3E8D0.9080903@appnexus.com>
To: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>
CC: Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>, Tom Lowenthal <tom@mozilla.com>, "public-tracking@w3.org" <public-tracking@w3.org>
Have we settled on branding as the distinguishing factor? I don't think 
we've defined tracking or cross-site yet.

On 11/16/11 3:25 AM, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> On Nov 15, 2011, at 1:17 PM, Karl Dubost wrote:
>> Le 15 nov. 2011 à 15:34, Tom Lowenthal a écrit :
>>> Mark, the issue of sites vs entities has been discussed at length in the
>>> group. Please read the mailing list archives and meeting minutes to get
>>> appraised of the discussion so far.
>> Mark is talking about the document
>>     Tracking Preference Expression (DNT)
>>     W3C Working Draft 14 November 2011
>>     http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-tracking-dnt-20111114/
>> This document is aimed primarily at the implementers audience
>> (not policy makers). People who will deal with the HTTP layer
>> of the client and the server. The specification has to be
>> unambiguous for this audience. At the HTTP layer, There is no
>> such things as a business entity.
>> There are hosts, domain names, data, etc. We have to clearly
>> keep that in mind when we are defining the technology.
> The DNT header field has specific semantics.  Part of those semantics
> is that it expresses the user's preference regarding the tracking (or
> data sharing) from one branded site to a differently branded site.
> It does not express the user's preference regarding tracking that
> occurs wholly within one branded site.
> ....Roy
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