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DNT default value

DNT default value

Posted Apr 21, 2011 4:38 UTC (Thu) by josh (subscriber, #17465)
In reply to: DNT default value by gjmarter
Parent article: Developments in web tracking protection

Seems easy enough to handle: once DNT gets widely adopted, just explicitly list on a browser's feature list "Tells sites not to track you!", in suitably clear language. Then, if the user downloads and installs that browser, they've clearly opted to not get tracked.

Opt-out should only remain the default long enough to get this feature accepted by anyone who intends to accept it.


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DNT default value

Posted Apr 26, 2011 14:12 UTC (Tue) by gerv (subscriber, #3376) [Link]

I don't think advertising it as a feature is enough to meaningfully claim that the user opted in.

Setting DNT: 1 by default in any major browser would blow the whole thing up IMO. It's definitely not the right thing to do. If you want to publicise it to get people to turn it on, or even create an addon to turn it on which people have to install, great. But it can't be on by default.

Gerv


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