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Re: ISSUE-4 and clarity regarding browser defaults, and a plea to 'stay the course'

From: Tamir Israel <tisrael@cippic.ca>
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2012 23:34:08 -0400
Message-ID: <4FE29630.4030307@cippic.ca>
To: Matthias Schunter <mts-std@schunter.org>
CC: David Singer <singer@apple.com>, "public-tracking@w3.org Working Group" <public-tracking@w3.org>
Hi there,

On 6/17/2012 1:29 PM, Matthias Schunter wrote:
>
> Consequences are that general-purpose tools must not ship with DNT on 
> unless the act of their installation corresponds to an expression of 
> preferences.
>

> I also agree that we should not over-react since I expect that some 
> user agents as well as some sites will initially not meet our 
> requirements. Clarifying our intentions (and the texts) should at some 
> point make all sites and user agents compliant (;-)

I'm not sure why you would assume this. Putting not-to-be-named objects 
of current controversy aside, there are likely to be dozens of plugins 
and mobile-based browsers, etc., that adjust DNT to 1. The spec you are 
currently setting up leaves it to server discretion to second guess any 
of these based on completely subjective factors.
Received on Thursday, 21 June 2012 03:35:27 UTC

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