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Re: Third parties should not pretend to be first parties

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Wed, 29 Feb 2012 21:39:18 -0800
Cc: public-tracking@w3.org
Message-Id: <79C8F676-90FA-4294-8471-9FEE1D4C0901@gbiv.com>
To: Justin Brookman <jbrookman@cdt.org>
On Feb 29, 2012, at 7:53 PM, Justin Brookman wrote:

> There is already an entire section of the compliance spec on this exact issue --- 4.4.2 Exception for Outsourcing.  Is there any reason that exception does not address everyone's concerns, rather than resorting to the fiction that service providers are the same entity as the first party (despite an earlier definition of party that says otherwise)?

As I said, that is sufficient IF it is applied to this issue.
It doesn't do any good to have a definition of a third party
acting as a first party if the other requirements ignore that
definition and paint all third parties as the same.

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