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Re: Feedback sought on timezone header for HTTP

From: Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2011 14:47:50 -0500
Message-Id: <C6985AEB-ECD0-4FAA-85B9-4451CCEAB004@opera.com>
Cc: "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
To: Matthew Fenelon <matthew@huddle.com>

Le 6 déc. 2011 à 12:14, Matthew Fenelon a écrit :
> What I would be proposing is to have a request HTTP header 'Accept-Timezone' that would obsolete the need for the approaches detailed above. The value of the header would consist of a timezone identifier from the Olson database. An example of the header,
> Accept-Timezone: Europe/London

One potential issue I can imagine. As soon as something releases 
explicit information about location, people use it. I can see Web 
developers (and marketers) being happy about this one. Not used 
for time, but for location data mining and send a representation 
which is geolocated in addition to the commons geoip dbs. 

It also increases the Web fingerprinting surface of someone.

Karl Dubost - http://dev.opera.com/
Developer Relations & Tools, Opera Software
Received on Thursday, 8 December 2011 19:48:24 UTC

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