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Re: wrong definition of tracking in TCS

From: John Simpson <john@consumerwatchdog.org>
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2013 16:22:47 -0700
Cc: "public-tracking@w3.org (public-tracking@w3.org)" <public-tracking@w3.org>
Message-Id: <15445971-29A8-4E01-B020-6BA1CB76492A@consumerwatchdog.org>
To: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>
Seems to me that there are a number of tracking definitions on  the table as change proposals.  Are you suggesting that the WD should include all options?

If that's the case, are suggesting that the WD list all options that are on the table?




On Sep 30, 2013, at 4:07 PM, "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com> wrote:

> Is the editor going to address this change or not?
> 
> ....Roy
> 
> On Sep 20, 2013, at 4:20 PM, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> 
>>> 2.9 Tracking
>>> 
>>>  Tracking is the retention or use, after a network interaction is complete,
>>>  of data records that are, or can be, associated with a specific user, user
>>>  agent, or device.
>> 
>> As mentioned in the last call for objections, my response to the last
>> chairs' decision, and almost every teleconference since this change
>> was introduced in the June draft, the above definition is overly
>> broad and does not match any of our discussions during or since the
>> initial TPWG meeting in Cambridge.  More importantly, it is inconsistent
>> with the rest of this specification's requirements in response to the
>> user's expressed desire of Do Not Track.
>> 
>> I see no point in continuing this working group if we cannot immediately
>> address ISSUE-5.  However, since that is not a short-term discussion,
>> I propose that the definition present in the prior WD be restored.  IOW:
>> 
>> "Tracking" is understood by this standard as the collection and
>> retention of data across multiple parties' domains or services in
>> a form such that it can be attributed to a specific user, user agent,
>> or device.
>> 
>> and that this definition rightly belongs in Section 1 (the Introduction,
>> which is currently, incorrectly, and confusingly labeled Scope).
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Cheers,
>> 
>> Roy T. Fielding                     <http://roy.gbiv.com/>
>> Senior Principal Scientist, Adobe   <https://www.adobe.com/>
> 
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