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Re: ISSUE-111 - Exceptions are broken

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2012 11:46:42 -0800
Cc: Shane Wiley <wileys@yahoo-inc.com>, Tracking Protection Working Group WG <public-tracking@w3.org>
Message-Id: <A9E58CCA-FA47-497C-B9C8-65E494687CBA@gbiv.com>
To: Kevin Smith <kevsmith@adobe.com>
On Mar 7, 2012, at 10:02 AM, Kevin Smith wrote:

> The problem is that an exception would apply to the 1st party site and the 3rd party that is included directly on that 1st party site (in this case Publisher's Ad Server).  If the exception does not extend to the remainder of the chain, then the exception is worse than worthless because the 1st party cannot actually monetize the visitor the way it thinks it can.  It will think it can serve a targeted ad, but it will actually serve a house ad or random ad.  It will make its decision on inaccurate information

I vaguely recall Alex making a similar comment about redirects in the hallway at Santa Clara.

....Roy
Received on Wednesday, 7 March 2012 19:47:07 UTC

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