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


On Sunday 18 November 2012 21:07:11 Shane Wiley wrote:
> This would be forcing a de-facto opt-in standard across the
> Internet.

the "opt-word" is not helpful here in any way. The server can always 
return nothing in which case the browser can not assume his DNT 
signal worked. 

I want to avoid the situation of the bork-browser, where the server 
discriminates against a certain browser only and where there are 
browser counter-measures and the creation of a conflict finally 
endangering interoperability. The way out is clearly signaling. As 
for shades and prompts, you can't really prevent that as a service. 
A browser is free to react in many ways to DNT status reports. 

I will respond to Rob in separate email. 


Received on Monday, 19 November 2012 09:17:08 UTC