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Re: DNT:0 and API

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2012 14:07:17 -0700
Cc: public-tracking@w3.org, Mike O'Neill <michael.oneill@baycloud.com>
Message-id: <FC5AF28E-517D-4688-BD39-FA5B37210FF6@apple.com>
To: Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>

On Sep 17, 2012, at 12:51 , Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org> wrote:

> Mike, 
> this is my plan since the Princeton workshop. That you invent it in 
> parallel means we can't be that wrong. It looks like we have still 
> some industry requiring that feature. (modulo my misunderstanding of 
> the decision)
> Rigo

I think this is possible today, though it's the first I recall thinking about it.  The site would detect a visit with no DNT header, and asks you for an exception (and then the usual exception processing goes on).

I guess if a site wants to do this, it should work, and we should make sure nothing has been written that implies the converse.  Unless there is a snag I ain't seeing.

> On Thursday 13 September 2012 12:07:19 Mike O'Neill wrote:
>> The exception API could be amended slightly to make the UA pop up
>> a UI if DNT is unset. In jurisdictions needing explicit consent
>> (like EU), publishers could be required by regulators to use that
>> form of the API (i.e. if DNT is unset then ask the user how they
>> want to handle it, e.g. leave it unset or specify 1 or 0).

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Monday, 17 September 2012 21:08:09 UTC

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