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Re: ACTION-212: Draft text on how user agents must obtain consent to turn on a DNT signal

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2012 11:42:37 +0100
Message-id: <62EA667B-CCCA-47B9-BBA5-EEE1CB17A730@apple.com>
To: "public-tracking@w3.org Group WG" <public-tracking@w3.org>

On Nov 2, 2012, at 10:24 , "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com> wrote:

> I think this is a separate issue.  Telling a UA that the signal
> will be disregarded as invalid does not imply that the server
> is tracking.  It might very well disregard the signal and fall
> back to regional defaults, or it might do no tracking at all.

I realize that this means that servers that believe a UA is non-compliant will also ignore DNT:0 when they need consent, of course.  Thanks for pointing this out.

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Friday, 2 November 2012 10:43:09 UTC

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