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

From: Walter van Holst <walter.van.holst@xs4all.nl>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2012 10:53:36 +0200
Message-ID: <50768910.3060407@xs4all.nl>
To: public-tracking@w3.org
On 10/11/12 1:00 AM, John Simpson wrote:

> Seems to me the responsible action for a server that gets a DNT:1 from
> an IE 10 browser and doubts it is the user's intent, is to tell the UA
> it doesn't know if the signal represents user intent and then ask what
> the intent is.  Then there is no doubt and user's respect for the server
> is increased because it asked what was intended. Mutual respect,
> questions leading tom clarification are always a good thing.

That would create a (IMO perverse) incentive for website to continuously
ask users that send DNT:1 for confirmation that choice while technically
adhering to DNT.

Basically, DNT:1 is a machine-readable expression of a user not wanting
to be tracked. Especially now that Microsoft has indicated that the user
will be asked to make a choice during installation, I do not see how
doubts about DNT:1 could arise. I am much more worried about DNT:0 being
wrongfully assumed.


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