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Re: TPE Document, S2.3 P1

From: Ashkan Soltani <ashkan.soltani@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2011 09:52:39 -0700
Message-ID: <CAK6Xr4XyvmKY+jiL3e8C5Y4TaEqoDbJC1hU6DrzDQiOsdXXBGA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Tom Lowenthal <tom@mozilla.com>
Cc: public-tracking@w3.org, "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>
Pardon my confusion.

Tom, with the proposed additions, would apps that talk to 3rd parties in
addition to 1st parties be covered?  For example,
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3077/ms%20-%20collusion.pdf ?



On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 9:43 AM, Tom Lowenthal <tom@mozilla.com> wrote:

> Pursuant to my F2F comment. The current first paragraph of section 2.3
> reads:
>
> > HTTP [HTTP11] uses the term user agent to refer to any of the various
> > client programs capable of initiating HTTP requests, including
> > browsers, spiders (web-based robots), command-line tools, native
> > applications, and mobile apps. Although the protocol defined by this
> > specification is applicable to all forms of user agent, the
> > compliance requirements are specifically concerned with the privacy
> > expectations of a human user and the tracking of their browsing
> > history over time. Hence, user agents that do not have some form of
> > "browsing" nature or do not communicate with more than one site are
> > not expected to comply with this protocol.
>
> This leaves the status of mobile apps somewhat unclear. I propose the
> following text instead:
>
>
> > HTTP [HTTP11] uses the term user agent to refer to any of the various
> > client programs capable of initiating HTTP requests, including
> > browsers, spiders (web-based robots), command-line tools, native
> > applications, and mobile apps. Although the protocol defined by this
> > specification is potentially applicable to all forms of user agent,
> > the compliance requirements are specifically concerned with the
> > privacy expectations of a human user and the tracking of their
> > browsing history over time.
> >
> > There exist user agents which do not have a "browsing" nature, such
> > as mobile apps which communicate with one service exclusively. These
> > non-browsing user-agents are not the target for this standard, though
> > there is no reason why they could not implement it.
>
>
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