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RE: MIME type; except/permit naming

From: Adrian Bateman <adrianba@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2014 23:42:15 +0000
To: Nicholas Doty <npdoty@w3.org>, "public-tracking@w3.org (public-tracking@w3.org)" <public-tracking@w3.org>
Message-ID: <14da5727d51642a6b3eb76470b0cb936@BL2PR03MB604.namprd03.prod.outlook.com>
On Tuesday, March 11, 2014 9:28 AM, Nicholas Doty wrote:
> ## naming of user-granted exceptions
>
> Although we opened it up on the Compliance product, this issue about naming
> is actually as much or more relevant to the TPE. Specifically, since "exceptions"
> are not errors/exceptions and might not be exceptional to a general preference,
> should we call these "user-granted permissions" instead of "user-granted exceptions"?
> http://www.w3.org/2011/tracking-protection/track/issues/212
>
> This wouldn't change any functional, just a find-and-replace with the name throughout,
> but I've heard it come up a couple of times and if we want to change this, doing
> so before Last Call will make public reviews/comments easier.

In the past (I think at the Boston meeting a year ago) I made the suggestion to have
this be the permissions API, rather than "exceptions". However since then we have shipped
what we believe to be a conforming implementation of this API in IE11. While we all accept
the risk that things might change when shipping a feature from an unfinished spec, I think
it would be a shame if we changed just the name at this stage. I emphasised during the
Boston meeting that we wanted to get things as stable as possible to allow for our
implementation to proceed and the group worked hard to that end.

I don't have a strong feeling about this - if the strong consensus of the group is to
change the names then we'll have to live with that and update them in a future release
of IE - but I think my preference now is to stick with what we've had for a long time.

Cheers,

Adrian.
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