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RE: [apps-discuss] file:///

From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:26:02 -0700
Message-ID: <1412029562.42632.YahooMailBasic@web122906.mail.ne1.yahoo.com>
To: Dave Thaler <dthaler@microsoft.com>, Matthew Kerwin <matthew@kerwin.net.au>, "t.petch" <ietfc@btconnect.com>, Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com>
Cc: IETF Apps Discuss <apps-discuss@ietf.org>, "uri@w3.org" <uri@w3.org>
There are some things that just don't look nice under Best Practices.
But I'll take Best Practices over Pig Lipstick any day of the week.
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2.1 Privacy Considerations

This section is non-normative.

Using unique identifiers (e.g., a UUID) as an instance identifier can be exploited by an adversary as a digital finger print. This can allow a developer to, for example, restore cookies even if the user has cleared cookies from a user agent. As such, if the user agent relies on unique identifiers as the host component, then it should provide end-users with a means of regenerating the authority component. For instance, A user agent can the regenerate the instance identifier when the user clears the user agent's private data.
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--Gannon

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On Mon, 9/29/14, Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com> wrote:

 Subject: RE: [apps-discuss] file:///
 To: "Dave Thaler" <dthaler@microsoft.com>, "Matthew Kerwin" <matthew@kerwin.net.au>, "t.petch" <ietfc@btconnect.com>
 Cc: "IETF Apps Discuss" <apps-discuss@ietf.org>, "uri@w3.org" <uri@w3.org>
 Date: Monday, September 29, 2014, 4:02 PM
 
 
 
 
 On September 27, 2014 at 5:27:14 AM, Dave
 Thaler (dthaler@microsoft.com)
 wrote:
 > > Personally, I'd love to
 see it deprecated and replaced by something  
 > more useful/interoperable.
 
 We've tried a few times,
 e.g.,:
 http://app-uri.sysapps.org/
 
 However, never seems to catch
 on. 
  
 
Received on Monday, 29 September 2014 22:26:30 UTC

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