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Re: Proposed Resolution to ISSUE-151 : User Agent Requirement: Be able to handle an exception request

From: Rob van Eijk <rob@blaeu.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 18:51:01 +0100
To: David Singer <singer@apple.com>, "public-tracking@w3.org (public-tracking@w3.org)" <public-tracking@w3.org>
Message-ID: <34903d4d-95a5-486f-bf16-14f42c640eee@email.android.com>

David wrote: 
> I also think that the model that the exception is implemented by the user-agent, but the header comes from their configuration of their proxy/router, works and ought to be OK. Between them, they cover it.

I think David is correct here. The granular dialogue through DNT is not halted in case the UA handles the exceptions. 

Rob


David Singer <singer@apple.com> wrote:

>
>On Mar 18, 2013, at 9:14 , Shane Wiley <wileys@yahoo-inc.com> wrote:
>
>> Matthias,
>> 
>> For a balanced ecosystem with equal rights for publishers and user
>agents, I believe this should be a MUST.  Otherwise, as we've already
>begun to see in the real-world, network devices and appendages will
>begin to set DNT:1 outside of user control and in some cases,
>knowledge.  I also believe this is highly tied to Issue-143 which
>attempts to solve for a similar issue.
>> 
>
>I think you have two different issues here.  Can other network devices
>and appendages set DNT:1 without the user's knowledge/desire/consent? 
>I think we're clear: no; but if we want to tighten this up, we can.
>
>Must user-agents implement the API?  If someone could explain to me the
>functional difference between:
>* user-agent does not implement the exception API
>* user-agent does, but the user has told it never to accept an
>exception
>
>I don't believe that there is any.
>
>I also think that the model that the exception is implemented by the
>user-agent, but the header comes from their configuration of their
>proxy/router, works and ought to be OK. Between them, they cover it.
>
>
>David Singer
>Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
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