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Re: ISSUE-187 - some thoughts on using javascript

From: David Wainberg <david@networkadvertising.org>
Date: Fri, 09 Nov 2012 12:59:48 -0500
Message-ID: <509D4494.6030209@networkadvertising.org>
To: Walter van Holst <walter.van.holst@xs4all.nl>
CC: public-tracking@w3.org

On 11/8/12 5:52 PM, Walter van Holst wrote:
> On 11/8/12 9:17 PM, Vinay Goel wrote:
>> Hi Walter,
>>
>> I agree with you that the logical solution would be to store them together
>> in the UA preferences.  From what I understand, though, the major UAs
>> would likely not implement this, though.
> I probably should have spotted that in the list archives before, but
> have missed it. I cannot speek for the UAs, nonetheless all research on
> user opinions on tracking suggests that they are much more inclined to
> go for a all-out DNT:1 than for DNT:0, which makes me assume that any
> exception mechanism is unlikely to be used often. Sadly not all research
> in this field is publicly available, so we have to make do with what is.
What credible research can you cite that /is/ publicly available? 
Unfortunately we don't have much useful information on what users really 
want, or would want if they properly understood the technology and their 
choices. And it's certainly not very helpful to cite research that isn't 
available.

-David
Received on Friday, 9 November 2012 18:00:24 UTC

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