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Re: [ISSUE-81, ACTION-13] Response Header Format

From: Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2011 15:28:52 -0400
Message-Id: <829D5E9A-31C6-4493-931A-272AA06A545B@opera.com>
Cc: public-tracking@w3.org
To: Matthias Schunter <mts@zurich.ibm.com>

Le 26 oct. 2011 à 07:02, Matthias Schunter a écrit :
> Imagine a well-known URL http://[site]/dnt where a file with two lines
> is stored:
> Tracking: [code] //* similar to the codes discussed for the headers
> MoreInfo: [URL]  //* Explanations, privacy policy, opt-in, ...


well-known URIs do not work when example.com domain names host more than one web site.

example.com/business1
example.com/business2
example.com/.well-known/dnt

Exactly the same issue than robots.txt or favicon.ico. favicon.ico 
has been partly solved by the creation of a link header in the HTML 
document. But that doesn't work with non HTML document. I have not 
tested favicon with an HTTP "Link:"
robots.txt is definitely useless in this context.

Another issue is that it has a tendency to create useless HTTP 
requests on the Web for each individual requests.

I would be happier with a 

Link: <URI>;rel=[tobedefined]



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Karl Dubost - http://dev.opera.com/
Developer Relations & Tools, Opera Software
Received on Friday, 28 October 2011 19:29:28 UTC

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