Re: action-231, issue-153 requirements on other software that sets DNT headers

OK -- I am not advocating two headers! Although one for each personality 
would probably lead to more accurate profiling ; P

I suppose my concern was a combination of a.) how far will a UA's 
obligation to check that alterations to its DNT are 'reflective of user 
input' be stretched and b.) whether this opens up the door to more UA 
blacklisting potential.


On 8/21/2012 5:13 PM, Dobbs, Brooks wrote:
> Tamir,
> You are making this too complicated.  UAs shouldn't be required to audit
> applications, plugins, etc - they should, per the spec, only ever send a
> signal which is consistent with a user preference.  If they don't feel
> confident that what they are sending meets that requirement they shouldn't
> send anything.  Anything else completely undermines the spec.  If you send
> two DNT headers, you are by definition, non-compliant (schizophrenic users
> not withstanding).
> -Brooks

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