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FW: tracking-ISSUE-183 (Tk E ): Additional Tk header status value for EU [Tracking Preference Expression (DNT)]

From: Mike O'Neill <michael.oneill@baycloud.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2012 14:56:48 +0100
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Sorry Chris I should have explained that in a better way.

I meant the software component in a server that receives a request for a particular resource, and which determines the returned response, including the returned Tk header. A particular handler may be responsible for a single resource or many of them and may be designed to operate in a first-party or a third-party context . My TPE suggestion before this one (issue-182) was for a way for it to determine in-line which context should apply (without necessarily needing access to out-of-band state). 

Mike

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From: Chris Pedigo [mailto:CPedigo@online-publishers.org] 
Sent: 22 October 2012 14:36
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Subject: RE: tracking-ISSUE-183 (Tk E ): Additional Tk header status value for EU [Tracking Preference Expression (DNT)]

Mike, pardon the basic question, what do you mean by "resource handler?"

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Subject: tracking-ISSUE-183 (Tk E ): Additional Tk header status value for EU [Tracking Preference Expression (DNT)]

tracking-ISSUE-183 (Tk E ): Additional Tk header status value for EU [Tracking Preference Expression (DNT)]

http://www.w3.org/2011/tracking-protection/track/issues/183

Raised by: Mike O'Neill
On product: Tracking Preference Expression (DNT)

In Europe and other jurisdictions the requirement will probably be that resource handlers accessed in a first-party context conform as a third-party. 

In these cases resource handlers could place a Tk header in the response with a status of 3 “The designated resource is designed for use within a third-party context and conforms to the requirements on a third party”, but the value and the text are confusing in this situation. Even though the overwhelming majority of these resource handlers will have been designed for use in a first-party context the Tk  response they emit portrays them as third-party.

This could cause confusion for implementers, leading to a loss of interoperability.

It might be better to insert a new single character status value ( in paragraph 5.2) for this situation for instance:

E     The designated resource may be designed for use in a first-party context but conforms to the requirements on a third party.

This is functionally similar to the 3 response but be more appropriate for the majority case in these jurisdictions.
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