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Re: Modifying a DNT Header (ISSUE-153, ACTION-285)

From: David Wainberg <david@networkadvertising.org>
Date: Fri, 09 Nov 2012 13:26:00 -0500
Message-ID: <509D4AB8.90600@networkadvertising.org>
To: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
CC: Joseph Lorenzo Hall <joe@cdt.org>, Shane Wiley <wileys@yahoo-inc.com>, Walter van Holst <walter.van.holst@xs4all.nl>, "public-tracking@w3.org" <public-tracking@w3.org>

On 11/9/12 5:09 AM, David Singer wrote:
> On Nov 8, 2012, at 15:44 , Joseph Lorenzo Hall <joe@cdt.org> wrote:
>> Shane is this as easy as inserting a field that says what UA set DNT?
> That's already there.  It is the UA identified.
> Guys, this is a rat-hole.  We already say what we need to say: that a DNT header present in an HTTP request must reflect the intent of the user.  That is the functional rule we need, and we don't need to dig into the myriad ways to construct systems that end up putting it there.
But what do we do about software that just doesn't care that the spec 
says that? Are you saying a UA should unquestioningly do whatever some 
other piece of software tells it? (just like Ron Burgundy will read 
whatever's on the teleprompter?)
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