Third-Party Definition

I was wondering what were the definitions of third-parties at W3C, so I started to search a bit. It is used often in different contexts, but almost never defined.  In our documents, sometimes we use "third-party", sometimes "third party", it seems inconsistent.

In DNT Syntax document, Third Party site is not defined

In Tracking rules document, 

    A "third party" is any party, in a specific 
    network interaction, that cannot infer with 
    high probability that the user knowingly and 
    intentionally communicated with it.

Which is not really what a third party is in technical terms and which is basically not testable: infer, high probability, etc.


Karl Dubost -
Developer Relations, Opera Software

Received on Friday, 20 January 2012 21:08:48 UTC