User agent compliance (ISSUES- 132, 172, 177, 194, 205, 227)

During the call today, there was general support for David Singer's proposal ( to remove the TCS section on user agent compliance, and leave the guidance on how to ensure that a DNT signal reflects user choice to the TPE (  The rationale for this argument was (1) that we shouldn't have different language in different documents that address the same requirements, (2) we've already agreed on consensus language in the TPE for how to address this, and (3) the TPE is the more logical place to house these requirements, as it governs (inter alia) how the DNT signal is sent by the user agent, while the TCS addresses how parties that receive the signal should behave in response to user DNT requests. This issue has been on the agenda for three weeks now, and no one has voiced support for another proposal or the existing Public Working Draft text.  If anyone wants to argue for an alternative, please do so on the mailing list; otherwise the issue will be closed out and the section removed.

Received on Wednesday, 14 May 2014 22:09:47 UTC