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Re: Intermediaries interfering with DNT decision making

From: Tamir Israel <tisrael@cippic.ca>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2012 17:57:36 -0400
Message-ID: <50510550.20200@cippic.ca>
To: "Grimmelmann, James" <James.Grimmelmann@nyls.edu>
CC: "public-tracking@w3.org protection wg" <public-tracking@w3.org>
I was thinking this kind of thing should be treated in the same way as a 
plugin that changes DNT?

On 9/10/2012 10:51 PM, Grimmelmann, James wrote:
> Apache isn't some "downstream intermediary" from a server's perspective.  It's part and parcel of the server itself, as far as the standard is concerned.  Imposing these requirements would be like saying that if a video driver conflicts with TPE because it occasionally overwrites random pieces of memory and could set an unintentional DNT:1 header, it's incumbent on UAs to avoid that video driver.
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