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From: Mike O'Neill <michael.oneill@baycloud.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2017 12:33:33 +0100
To: "'Shane M Wiley'" <wileys@yahoo-inc.com>, "'Matthias Schunter \(Intel Corporation\)'" <mts-std@schunter.org>, "'Rob van Eijk'" <rob@blaeu.com>, <public-tracking@w3.org>
Message-ID: <2a5501d2c0dc$6fd4f090$4f7ed1b0$@baycloud.com>
There is no reason to define the EventTarget, as the events only makes sense
applied to the script origin’s document object. I also made it a bit easier
to read.

 

Subresource Event API

 

This defines a new Event type SubresourceEvent which are sent to the
document object in response to HTTP  request activity within a browsing
context. Each event contains an arbitrary number of Subresource objects
denoting the domain names of resources most recently requested by the
browsing context, while the document was being loaded or by script executing
after it was loaded. 

 

Each Subresource object also includes a reference to the cached Tracking
Status Resource for the denoted domain (if it exists), and a Boolean
indicating if the user agent had blocked the request. The “wasBlocked”
Boolean will only be set when the user agent has blocked the resource for
generic policy reasons, such as the domain has not been mentioned in the
“same-party” or “other-party” properties of the script origin’s TSR.  

 

Only the first request to a domain is recorded, subsequent requests to the
same or different resources with the same domain name are skipped.

 

The user agent can generate SubresourceEvent events at any time, but would
normally be no more than 5 seconds after a subresource has been requested.

 

interface SubresourceEvent : Event

{

               readonly attribute sequence Subresources;

}

  

interface Subresources {

               readonly attribute DOMString domain;
// domain name component of the subresource URL

               readonly attribute DomString? parentDomain;
// domain name component of parent browsing context’s origin

               readonly attribute TrackingStatusObject? TSR;
// the object retuned from parsing the Tracking Status Resource, null if the
TSR is not present,  or invalid JSON

               readonly attribute Boolean? wasBlocked;
// true if this subresource was blocked by the user agent, otherwise false,
null or undefined

}

 

Subresources is an array of Subresource objects indicating all the
subresources requested since the last SubresourceEvent event was generated.

 

The rate at which SubresourceEvent events are generated is determined by the
user agent. Only the first request to a domain is recorded, subsequent
requests to the same or different resources with the same domain name are
not recorded.

 

Each Subresource object contains a string "domain" representing the domain
name component of the subresource URL, a nullable string "parentDomain"
representing the domain name of the parent origin of this subresource, a
nullable object reference "TSR" resulting from parsing the JSON encoded
Tracking Status Resource
https://www.w3.org/2011/tracking-protection/drafts/tracking-dnt.html#status-
resource of the subresource, and a boolean "wasBlocked" indicating whether
the subresource was blocked by the user agent for reasons other than being
on a user configurable blacklist. 

 

*	"TSR" is null if a subresource does not have a Tracking Status
Resource, or if it is not valid JSON.
*	"parentDomain" is null if the subresource is a child of the top
level browsing context. 
*	"wasBlocked" should only be set according to the user agents generic
rules for protecting users' privacy, i.e. it cannot be used to obtain
specific information about the existence of user configurable content
blocking.

 

This API notifies all subresources initiated by this browsing context,
including those embedded in child subresources of the script origin.
Received on Saturday, 29 April 2017 11:34:11 UTC

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