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Re: ISSUE-4 and clarity regarding browser defaults

From: Rob van Eijk <rob@blaeu.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2012 21:45:34 -0700
Message-ID: <4FE2A6EE.4090200@blaeu.com>
To: Tamir Israel <tisrael@cippic.ca>
CC: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>, Matthias Schunter <mts-std@schunter.org>, "publ >> \"public-tracking@w3.org\"" <public-tracking@w3.org>
Because an overly prescriptive objective will not leave room for other 
ways to accomplish the same.
In order to have a meaningful global DNT standard, it is important to 
have technical building blocks built in.

On 20-6-2012 20:34, Tamir Israel wrote:
> If the WG's objective is to ensure user preferences are expressed, why 
> don't we simply make this a MUST?
>
> On 6/20/2012 10:15 PM, Rob van Eijk wrote:
>> Tnx Roy,
>>
>> <PROPOSED CHANGE>
>> Normative: "... users MAY be given a choice during installation, 
>> update or first startup."
>>
>> Non-normative:
>> There are use cases, where a choice given on first startup would be 
>> the preferred choice mechanism.
>> For example,
>> - a device can have multiple user profiles per installation;
>> - in cases where browsers are not installed by the user.
>> </PROPOSED CHANGE>
>>
>> Rob
>>
>> On 20-6-2012 18:22, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
>>> On Jun 20, 2012, at 5:31 PM, Rob van Eijk wrote:
>>>
>>>> <PROPOSED CHANGE>
>>>> "... users may be given a choice during installation, update or 
>>>> first startup."
>>>> </PROPOSED CHANGE>
>>> Not during installation or update -- only during first use.
>>> The preference should be stored in the user's browser config (along
>>> with their other personal preferences); a device might want
>>> to have multiple such user profiles per installation.
>>>
>>> In normal enterprise environments and the vast majority of purchased
>>> computers, browsers are not installed by the user.  They are installed
>>> by sysadmins, vendors, etc.  Likewise, updates should not modify
>>> user preferences.
>>>
>>> ....Roy
>>>
>>>
>>
>
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