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RE: Definition of "visit" (ACTION-303)

From: Mike O'Neill <michael.oneill@baycloud.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2012 19:07:23 +0100
To: <ifette@google.com>, <public-tracking@w3.org>
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Ian,

 

That sounds fine to me, but I can’t find the definition in the Uri you give. What is the paragraph?

 

Mike

 

From: Ian Fette (イアンフェッティ) [mailto:ifette@google.com] 
Sent: 24 October 2012 18:52
To: public-tracking@w3.org Group WG
Subject: Definition of "visit" (ACTION-303)

 

A number of places in the document have a notion of "the site a user is visiting" (largely in relation to determining whether something is a first or third party). I believe it's important for us to have a concrete, unambiguous definition of this.

 

What I propose is to use the definition from the HTML spec. (http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/single-page.html?utm_source=dlvr.it <http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/single-page.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=feed#windows> &utm_medium=feed#windows)

 

A user "visits" a given URI when the user takes action (such as typing that URI into an address bar, clicking a link to that URI on another website, or clicking a link to that URI from an external program that opens a web user agent) that results in a _browsing context_ whose _session history_ contains a _Document_ with an _address_ matching the given URI.

 

This is about as concrete and unambiguous as I can make it. By definition, this also resolves ACTION-304 in that the user would "visit" any redirects that were involved in "visit"ing anything else.
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