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

From: David Wainberg <david@networkadvertising.org>
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2012 09:45:28 -0400
Message-ID: <50912B78.4020605@networkadvertising.org>
To: Jonathan Mayer <jmayer@stanford.edu>
CC: public-tracking@w3.org
Hi Jonathan,

This does not do enough to ensure that a DNT signal reflects a users 
deliberate and informed choice. First, it should be a MUST. Second, it 
should apply to any software responsible for modifying or including the 
DNT header. Back in August I proposed the following:

"A UA that allows or enables other software to alter the DNT setting MUST ensure that such alteration reflects the user's intent."

That accomplishes what we want, doesn't it?


On 10/31/12 1:52 AM, Jonathan Mayer wrote:
> Proposed text:
> If user-controlled software modifies a DNT header sent by a user 
> agent, it is a best practice for the software to clearly explain its 
> modifications to the user.
Received on Wednesday, 31 October 2012 13:45:57 UTC

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