Re: extensions in Determining User Preference

On Apr 9, 2014, at 1:42 AM, David Singer wrote:

> Thank you, I agree.  Something ‘big’ (such as Flash) that does its own HTTP, has a different user-agent string, is a different user-agent, has to get its own determination of the user’s preference (to the rules), insert its own DNT header, and so on.

I don't think 'big' has any relevance here.  What a user configures and
interacts with is their user agent.  A user makes no distinction
between a flash player operating as a plug-in and a flash player that
is embedded as part of the browser code.  Our goal should be to enable
that user's privacy preference to be available to all parts of the
user agent, regardless of how it is interconnected internally, since
users don't like it when only some parts of the user agent are aware of
their privacy preferences.


Received on Wednesday, 9 April 2014 09:37:29 UTC