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Re: Action-231, issue-153 requirements on other software that sets DNT headers

From: Matthias Schunter (Intel Corporation) <mts-std@schunter.org>
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2013 22:43:20 +0200
Message-ID: <51B8DD68.3030504@schunter.org>
To: public-tracking@w3.org
Hi Alan,

thanks a lot for your proposal!

As indicated in our call, I would prefer referencing existing language 
and not re-opening closed issues. As a consequence, I suggest to focus 
on extensions/add-ons and let Section 3 speak about user agents. I.e., 
how about this language (removed first sentence and fine-tuning of 
language):

"A user agent extension or add-on must not alter the user's tracking 
preference setting unless it complies with the requirements in this 
document, including but not limited to this Section 3 (/Determining a 
U//ser Preference/). Software outside of the user agent that causes a 
DNT header to be sent (or causes existing headers to be modified) MUST 
NOT do so without ensuring that the requirements of this section are 
met; such software also MUST ensure the transmitted preference reflects 
the individual user's preference."


Regards,
matthias



On 12/06/2013 17:25, Alan Chapell wrote:
> Here is my updated suggestion for language pursuant to Action 231. 
> Thanks everyone for the helpful feedback.
>
>
> A user agent MUST have a default tracking preference of unset (DNT is 
> not enabled; no tracking preference signal is sent). A user agent 
> extension or add-on must not alter the user's tracking preference 
> setting unless it complies with the rest of this document, including 
> but not limited to this Section 3 (/Determining a U//ser Preference/). 
> Software outside of the user agent that causes a DNT header to be sent 
> (or causes existing headers to be modified) MUST NOT do so without 
> following the requirements of this section; such software also MUST 
> ensure the expressed preference reflects the individual user's intent.
>
>
>
> From: "Matthias Schunter (Intel Corporation)" <mts-std@schunter.org 
> <mailto:mts-std@schunter.org>>
> Date: Monday, June 10, 2013 9:49 AM
> To: <public-tracking@w3.org <mailto:public-tracking@w3.org>>
> Subject: Re: Action-231, issue-153 requirements on other software that 
> sets DNT headers
> Resent-From: <public-tracking@w3.org <mailto:public-tracking@w3.org>>
> Resent-Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2013 13:50:01 +0000
>
>>     Here is my suggestion for language pursuant to Action 231.
>>
>>     A user agent MUST have a default tracking preference of unset
>>     (DNT is not enabled; no tracking preference signal is sent). A
>>     user agent extension or add-on must not alter the user's tracking
>>     preference setting unless it complies with Section 5 of this
>>     document (/User Preferences/). Software outside of the user agent
>>     that causes a DNT header to be sent (or modifies existing
>>     headers) MUST NOT do so without following the requirements of
>>     this section; such software also MUST ensure the expressed
>>     preference reflects the individual user's intent.
>
Received on Wednesday, 12 June 2013 20:43:47 UTC

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