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

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2012 17:19:43 -0700
Cc: public-tracking@w3.org, Tamir Israel <tisrael@cippic.ca>
Message-Id: <2354C389-C4EF-46F5-A4A0-E87E2BEDF2B7@gbiv.com>
To: Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>
On Jun 13, 2012, at 4:58 PM, Rigo Wenning wrote:

> On Tuesday 12 June 2012 16:30:21 Roy T. Fielding wrote:
>> DNT is not the only consent mechanism.  Right now it doesn't
>> even qualify as one.  Inside the tracking status resource you
>> will see a link to a control resource.  That resource is a
>> consent mechanism.  It doesn't depend on DNT.  It doesn't
>> disappear even if the DNT field is ignored.  And that's just
>> one of many possible consent mechanisms other than DNT that
>> a site might use in order to comply with regional laws.
> 
> You could implement P3P that had already that opt-out URI 10 years 
> ago... Roy, are you suggesting we repeat history?

All I am suggesting is that a link to a web page that has
an opt-out HTML form is a consent mechanism.  It is the Web,
I have implemented it, and it has been a success.

....Roy
Received on Thursday, 14 June 2012 00:23:42 UTC

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