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Re: Intermediaries interfering with DNT decision making

From: Vincent Toubiana <v.toubiana@free.fr>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2012 01:47:17 +0200
Message-ID: <504FCD85.8000206@free.fr>
To: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>
CC: "<rob@blaeu.com>" <rob@blaeu.com>, "<public-tracking@w3.org>" <public-tracking@w3.org>
This is probably a corner case, but we should also consider Chromeframe 
which has a dual UA identity --see minutes of the 06/06 call 
http://www.w3.org/2012/06/06-dnt-minutes  and 

I don't know if there are other example of UA switching.


On 9/11/2012 9:01 PM, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> Yes. The only reason to do that is if you specifically want to see the response for that UA.
> Likewise, if the user of IE changes its User-agent string, then this Apache config will not drop its signal. The configuration only impacts a specific version of IE.
> ....Roy
> On Sep 11, 2012, at 11:50 AM, Rob van Eijk <rob@blaeu.com> wrote:
>> Roy,
>> I guess if I change my User Agent to a default IE10 string while surfing the web within Firefox, Apache drops that DNT as well. (for instance with a useragent switching add-on).
>> Is that a correct observation?
>> Rob
>> Roy T. Fielding schreef op 2012-09-11 19:59:
>>> On Sep 10, 2012, at 11:06 AM, Joseph Lorenzo Hall wrote:
>>>> I believe the "unset" operation in apached config doesn't change DNT from 1 to 0 but instead strips the DNT part of the header out entirely. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. best, Joe
>>> That is correct.  It leaves the message in the same state it would have
>>> been before IE tried (and failed) to implement DNT, and adds an
>>> environment variable for further processing if desired.
>>> ....Roy
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