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Re: Behavior of user agents after granting exceptions

From: Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2012 14:13:21 +0200
To: public-tracking@w3.org
Cc: Matthias Schunter <mts-std@schunter.org>
Message-ID: <1782691.knIZDzARqO@hegel.sophia.w3.org>
We especially allow the user to change her mind and instruct the UA to send 
DNT=1 after the exception was granted (and we have no notion of time so 
far). If a service finds that odd, the service can re-request an user 
granted permission or it can block the UA until such permission is granted. 

Consequently, I agree with Matthias that we should not constrain the browser 
here and allow all kinds of reactions. 


On Friday 13 April 2012 04:02:11 Matthias Schunter wrote:
> 5. We nevertheless permit any other behavior of user agents, e.g.,
>     a) User agents ignoring the requests for exceptions (while returning
> true or false when the API is called)
>     b) User agents returning TRUE for the Javascript call and then later
> still sending DNT;1 (somewhere or everywhere)
>     c) User agents using other algorithms to determine whether to send
> DNT;0 or DNT;1 (and for the return value of the API call).
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