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Re: ACTION-212: Draft text on how user agents must obtain consent to turn on a DNT signal

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2012 03:53:21 -0700
Cc: "public-tracking@w3.org Group WG" <public-tracking@w3.org>
Message-Id: <A577E538-3F0F-4B7E-9500-105401109C72@gbiv.com>
To: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
On Nov 2, 2012, at 3:42 AM, David Singer wrote:
> On Nov 2, 2012, at 10:24 , "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com> wrote:
>> I think this is a separate issue.  Telling a UA that the signal
>> will be disregarded as invalid does not imply that the server
>> is tracking.  It might very well disregard the signal and fall
>> back to regional defaults, or it might do no tracking at all.
> 
> 
> I realize that this means that servers that believe a UA is non-compliant will also ignore DNT:0 when they need consent, of course.  Thanks for pointing this out.

Yes, they will most likely revert to the opt-out cookie mechanisms.

More importantly, when the ultra-fast DrEvil browser is deployed
with DNT:0 being sent by default, the same response applies.

....Roy
Received on Friday, 2 November 2012 10:53:45 UTC

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