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Re: Intermediaries interfering with DNT signals [was ...decision-making]

From: Tamir Israel <tisrael@cippic.ca>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2012 15:06:31 -0400
Message-ID: <504E3A37.5080209@cippic.ca>
To: Joseph Lorenzo Hall <joe@cdt.org>
CC: "public-tracking@w3.org protection wg" <public-tracking@w3.org>
If that's the case, than the patch referred to here seems to be direct 
intermediary interference with a DNT signal, which violates the TPE.

So....does this mean that apache servers should categorically be treated 
as non-compliant?


On 9/10/2012 2:06 PM, Joseph Lorenzo Hall wrote:
> I believe the "unset" operation in apached config doesn't change DNT 
> from 1 to 0 but instead strips the DNT part of the header out 
> entirely. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. best, Joe
>
> On Mon Sep 10 14:02:23 2012, Tamir Israel wrote:
>> I'm wondering to what extent we think it is ok for what is essentially
>> an intermediary (in this case, server software) to impose default
>> responses to DNT signals onto servers?
>>
>> http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57508351-93/apache-web-software-overrides-ie10-do-not-track-setting/ 
>>
>>
>> Best,
>> Tamir
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