Re: NOTE on cookies in Section 4.2

On Apr 18, 2013, at 0:46 , Nicholas Doty <> wrote:

> Hi David,
> In reviewing the draft today, I was curious about this note:
> "This document does not have any implied or specified behavior for the user-agent treatment of cookies when DNT is enabled."
> While I agree with this statement of the implications of the document, it doesn't seem particularly necessary or relevant to defining the HTTP header. Do we still need it?

At some point, someone said "oh, I assumed that when DNT was enabled, that obviously implies you can't use cookies any more".  The group decided that that was not obvious at all, and asked for the note, as I recall.  I tend to agree, the assumption was a surprise to me as well, but some feared it was a widely-held assumption.

I defer to the group's instruction, of course, on whether to retain the text.

> Thanks,
> Nick

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.

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