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Re: DNT:0 and API

From: Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2012 10:11:03 +0200
To: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Cc: public-tracking@w3.org, Mike O'Neill <michael.oneill@baycloud.com>
Message-ID: <6023415.k47n2DKTrj@hegel.sophia.w3.org>
But David, 

peu importe whether you come with no header or "unset". The granting 
of the exception has to be communicated back. And you can only do 
that by having the UA send DNT:0 that the server can log to satisfy 
the DPA audit and his own CYA.

So if Browsers now refuse to implement DNT:0, the entire thing goes 
down the drain. Without DNT:0, DNT is not a communication mechanism 
anymore. All that remains is a privacy fart exhaling DNT:1 headers 
and servers that comply regardless with some specification that cuts 
the most obvious erroneous trends.

Or am I misunderstanding? (I hope so) 


On Monday 17 September 2012 14:07:17 David Singer wrote:
> 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.
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