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Re: Modifying a DNT Header (ISSUE-153, ACTION-285)

From: Dobbs, Brooks <Brooks.Dobbs@kbmg.com>
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2012 15:01:40 +0000
To: Jonathan Mayer <jmayer@stanford.edu>, "public-tracking@w3.org" <public-tracking@w3.org>
Message-ID: <2B40EB3A3384EB4CB812241DDDC41D87064491@KBMEXMBXPR01.kbm1.loc>
Jonathan,

This seems at odd with the initial consent requirement:

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Key to that notion of expression is that it must reflect the user's preference, not the choice of some vendor, institution, or network-imposed mechanism outside the user's control. The basic principle is that a tracking preference expression is only transmitted when it reflects a deliberate choice by the user.
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Consent is a MUST, but under this text choice could be overridden without even specifically violating the spec just because a vendor chose not to follow a best practice?  This doesn't appear very consistent.

-Brooks

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From: Jonathan Mayer <jmayer@stanford.edu<mailto:jmayer@stanford.edu>>
Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 1:52 AM
To: "public-tracking@w3.org<mailto:public-tracking@w3.org>" <public-tracking@w3.org<mailto:public-tracking@w3.org>>
Subject: Modifying a DNT Header (ISSUE-153, ACTION-285)
Resent-From: <public-tracking@w3.org<mailto:public-tracking@w3.org>>
Resent-Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 1:52 AM

Proposed text:

If user-controlled software modifies a DNT header sent by a user agent, it is a best practice for the software to clearly explain its modifications to the user.




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