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Re: action-241: Propose changes regarding issue-116 (and also "general preference")

From: Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2012 10:23:51 +0200
To: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Cc: public-tracking@w3.org, "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, Nicholas Doty <npdoty@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1610465.KHj109pyQe@hegel.sophia.w3.org>
On Monday 17 September 2012 14:13:22 David Singer wrote:
> I dealt with most of this issue by requiring that exceptions are
> granted in their entirety or not at all. 

This creates a conflict with pre-existing preferences (web-wide). We 
either need a rule to override them (1) or we need a means for the 
site to respect them(2).

(1) I would suggest to follow the more than thousand year old rule 
that the specific trumps the general (roman rule). Means a site-wide 
exception or DNT:1 would trump all web-wide preferences. This is a 
very simple rule for Browsers.

(2) Allow the first party to access site-wide information so that 
she can respect the preferences and not send info to a given third 
party that gets a DNT:1 This is more friendly to Shane's use case.

Received on Tuesday, 18 September 2012 08:24:17 UTC

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