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

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2012 14:57:09 -0700
Message-id: <04368E82-642B-4C02-A7CE-AFC09DF34217@apple.com>
To: "public-tracking@w3.org (public-tracking@w3.org)" <public-tracking@w3.org>

On Aug 22, 2012, at 14:14 , Tamir Israel <tisrael@cippic.ca> wrote:

> Shane -- can you (and others) please confirm whether MSFT's new proposal, which will prompt users to make a DNT election during Win8 install, is 'representing user's choice' or not? Also please confirm whether this is still a clear case or not?
> http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_on_the_issues/archive/2012/08/07/do-not-track-in-the-windows-8-set-up-experience.aspx
> To me it appeared as though MSFT was now making a good faith effort to bring their IE10 DNT into compliance.

I am a little puzzled, actually, as I take 'default' to mean what happens if you don't do anything.  If it asks every user on install/first-use, then every user is expressing a preference, and there is no 'default'.  The most that there can be is a suggestion, or an initially checked box, suggesting that the user take a certain choice or direction, but it's no longer a 'default' (IMHO).  (to the extent that H applies).

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Wednesday, 22 August 2012 21:57:37 UTC

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