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Re: Down-scoping / narrowing of ISSUE-187: Right approach to exceptions

From: Jonathan Mayer <jmayer@stanford.edu>
Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2013 08:23:18 -0700
To: "Matthias Schunter (Intel Corporation)" <mts-std@schunter.org>
Cc: "public-tracking@w3.org (public-tracking@w3.org)" <public-tracking@w3.org>, Nicholas Doty <npdoty@w3.org>
Message-ID: <983C23D6655E4239A853E916DD8127AA@gmail.com>
I'm totally fine with separating the exception consent standard and exception model discussions into separate ISSUEs.  That seems like reasonable organization. 

If I'm not mistaken, we have a new status for an ISSUE that is resolved but with a deep dependency on the outcome of another ISSUE.  That seems to me the right status here: if we cannot establish a rigorous consent standard, then I (and based on discussions, several others) would not be comfortable with the new exception model.


On Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 12:19 AM, Matthias Schunter (Intel Corporation) wrote:

> Hi Jonathan,
> while composing the agenda for today, I have realised that your concern 
> of an insufficient user experience
> for agreeing to exception (the race to the bottom) is somewhat 
> independent of ISSUE-187:
> - In the "old" approach to exceptions, we need some guidance to prevent 
> that some BROWSERS
> store exceptions without asking the user
> - In the "new" approach to exceptions, we need some guidance to prevent 
> that some SITES
> store exceptions without asking the user
> I see this as a valid concern for both approaches to exceptions (and 
> similarly also for the initial gathering of preferences).
> As a consequence, I suggest the following way forward:
> - We create a new ISSUE on "Rules for sufficient user interaction to 
> ensure that a user actually agrees with an exception" (or a similar wording)
> and include this as OPEN in the database and the current TPE draft
> - I will try to close ISSUE 187 while stating that this new issue needs 
> resolving (but that we overall try to work
> towards the new approach to exceptions).
> I hope that this addresses your concern of a "race to the bottom" while 
> still giving the group a stable path for the exception framework.
> Would this work? If yes, I will send a mail to the announce list to 
> formally implement this down-scoping of ISSUE-187.
> Regards,
> matthias
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