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

From: Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2012 10:16:39 +0100
To: public-tracking@w3.org
Cc: Shane Wiley <wileys@yahoo-inc.com>, "rob@blaeu.com" <rob@blaeu.com>
Message-ID: <676659347.SLB6ypXlHJ@hegel.sophia.w3.org>

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

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