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Re: Intermediaries interfering with DNT decision making

From: Rob van Eijk <rob@blaeu.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2012 20:50:27 +0200
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Roy,

I guess if I change my User Agent to a default IE10 string while 
surfing the web within Firefox, Apache drops that DNT as well. (for 
instance with a useragent switching add-on).

Is that a correct observation?

Rob

Roy T. Fielding schreef op 2012-09-11 19:59:
> On Sep 10, 2012, at 11:06 AM, 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
>
> That is correct.  It leaves the message in the same state it would 
> have
> been before IE tried (and failed) to implement DNT, and adds an
> environment variable for further processing if desired.
>
> ....Roy
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