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Re: Today's call: summary on user agent compliance

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2012 01:26:21 +0200
To: "Aleecia M. McDonald" <aleecia@aleecia.com>
Cc: "public-tracking@w3.org (public-tracking@w3.org)" <public-tracking@w3.org>
Message-ID: <i6lvs75ebg80g0bh1ji20gfv81tden2agt@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>
* Aleecia M. McDonald wrote:
>	Implication A: Microsoft IE, as a general purpose user agent,
>will not be able to claim compliance with DNT once we have a published
>W3C Recommendation.

It seems unacceptable to me for any Working Group participant to make
statements to that effect. One might say that one assumes for the time
being that the Recommendation will require such and such and any soft-
ware that does something else would then be non-compliant, but there is
no basis for claiming that "Microsoft IE will not be able to claim

>We did NOT hear a view that the specification should require publishers
>to honor DNT:1 signals from non-compliant User Agents.

It's very unlikely that there would be a Recommendation if the Working
Group cannot agree that "no means no", so there is not much of a need
to mention that.
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