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Re: Multiple DNT Headers (ACTION-283, ISSUE-150)

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 07 Nov 2012 15:29:08 +0100
Message-id: <67F2857A-9A13-4142-92A6-4F2C6B2BB53E@apple.com>
To: public-tracking@w3.org
I am finally catching up.

Multiple DNT headers are an HTTP protocol error, and are documented as such in the current TPE, and I don't think it a good use of time to spend time on what error handling we suggest or require.

And what you propose is vague, also.  Which one is the one I have to believe?

I suggest we leave it as an HTTP protocol error (not even a DNT error).

On Oct 10, 2012, at 23:45 , Jonathan Mayer <jmayer@stanford.edu> wrote:

> Proposed text on duplicate headers:
> If a server receives duplicate DNT headers, it MUST act as if it had received a single DNT header.
> Proposed text on conflicting headers:
> If a server receives conflicting DNT headers, it MUST act as if it had received a single DNT: 1 header. It is a best practice for the server to alert the user about possible user agent misconfiguration.

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Wednesday, 7 November 2012 14:29:50 UTC

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