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Re: tracking-ISSUE-150: DNT conflicts from multiple user agents [Tracking Definitions and Compliance]

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 30 May 2012 17:09:47 -0700
Cc: Lauren Gelman <gelman@blurryedge.com>, Shane Wiley <wileys@yahoo-inc.com>, Justin Brookman <justin@cdt.org>, "public-tracking@w3.org" <public-tracking@w3.org>
Message-id: <E00DC05D-D262-4D0F-97BB-1B8D7AC65E15@apple.com>
To: ifette@google.com

On May 30, 2012, at 16:05 , Ian Fette (イアンフェッティ) wrote:

> I think the desire though is that DNT is a representation of a user's explicit preference. If a browser set it by default, for instance, would a site be obligated to respect it?

In short, yes.  The protocol signal means what it means.

Trying to guess 'did the user REALLY mean it' is not something we need to talk about in the spec.  If the user was misled, confused, etc., that's not our problem.

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Thursday, 31 May 2012 00:10:16 UTC

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