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Re: DNT:0 and API

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2012 16:57:28 -0700
Cc: Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>, public-tracking@w3.org, Mike O'Neill <michael.oneill@baycloud.com>
Message-id: <63B6CF22-3A3F-4996-974A-DE6A3E535C81@apple.com>
To: Nicholas Doty <npdoty@w3.org>

On Sep 18, 2012, at 16:49 , Nicholas Doty <npdoty@w3.org> wrote:

> On Sep 17, 2012, at 2:07 PM, David Singer <singer@apple.com> wrote:
>> I think this is possible today, though it's the first I recall thinking about it.  The site would detect a visit with no DNT header, and asks you for an exception (and then the usual exception processing goes on).
>> 
>> I guess if a site wants to do this, it should work, and we should make sure nothing has been written that implies the converse.  Unless there is a snag I ain't seeing.
>> 
>>> On Thursday 13 September 2012 12:07:19 Mike O'Neill wrote:
>>>> The exception API could be amended slightly to make the UA pop up
>>>> a UI if DNT is unset. In jurisdictions needing explicit consent
>>>> (like EU), publishers could be required by regulators to use that
>>>> form of the API (i.e. if DNT is unset then ask the user how they
>>>> want to handle it, e.g. leave it unset or specify 1 or 0).
> 
> http://www.w3.org/2011/tracking-protection/drafts/tracking-dnt.html#exceptions-when-not-enabled
> 
> Section 6.9, "Exceptions without a DNT header", in the current draft was written in part to enable just this functionality. User agents may expose the JS exception API methods to a site even if DNT is unset, and then use those preferences to subsequently send a DNT:0 header.
> 
> (I wrote this section, at the suggestion of Shane, I believe.)
> 

and I forgot it, my apologies

> Thanks,
> Nick

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Tuesday, 18 September 2012 23:58:03 UTC

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