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Re: ISSUE-5: What is the definition of tracking?

From: Aleecia M. McDonald <aleecia@aleecia.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2011 15:26:23 -0700
Message-Id: <6545EC73-F3CB-4895-A042-AF2578FC85A1@aleecia.com>
To: Tracking Protection Working Group WG <public-tracking@w3.org>
Two very quick points before we go down unproductive paths any further:

(0) Personal attacks are not welcome in this group. As stated during the kickoff Boston, that's a great way to make sure the chairs will not recognize you to speak, as a first measure. Heated disagreement is well within bounds, and at times, may be necessary. Most of us are here with some strong interest in the topic. Great, no problem, we will see some passion. But I do not have time or patience to be put in the role of kindergarten teacher. There is a basic level of professionalism and mutual respect necessary to make this process work. We are going to spend a lot of time together over the next year. 

(1) The official W3C name for what I (and so many of us) call Do Not Track is "Tracking Preference Expression (Do Not Track)" -- as written into the charter for this group. I have been setting a bad example by still referring to DNT instead of Tracking Preference Expressions, which is what we will use in formal documents. 

Personal opinion: the odds that anyone other than this group will talk about Tracking Preference Expressions rather than DNT seem vanishingly small. In the US, we have bills with DNT in the name, and the press is settled on it. That ship has sailed, like it or not. But I will try to do a better job using the TPE terminology here. 

	Aleecia
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