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Subject [Bug 53845] Remove DNT settings from httpd.conf
Date Tue, 11 Sep 2012 17:46:37 GMT

Roy T. Fielding <> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|---                         |WONTFIX

--- Comment #5 from Roy T. Fielding <> ---
The change was voted on twice, first when it was moved to the release branch
and again when the branch was approved for release as 2.4.3.  It is not a bug. 
That decision process is publicly archived on the Apache mailing lists.

Both specifications and ISSUE-4 clearly state that the default for a general
purpose UA must be "unset", meaning no signal is sent.  Since the IE dialogs
default to "on" and are only presented to the user who installs the operating
system (not to each user that opens the browser for the first time), IE10.0
clearly violates the standard.  The effect of that violation would impact the
users of non-broken browsers, who would like their properly configured settings
honored, if we didn't differentiate based on user agent.  Yes, it sucks, but
the alternative is worse. DNT will not be deployed if the browser is allowed to
lie about the user's preference setting.

The change has nothing to do with Adobe. I am the editor of one of the W3C
specifications and have done more to advance that specification than anyone
else in the working group -- it is ridiculous to suggest that Adobe doesn't
want the standard to succeed. There are 54 people with voting rights on this
project and I am the only one that works for Adobe.

Since you are obviously a troll and just committed libel on a public forum,
this discussion is over.  You may open a new bug report when IE is corrected or
the WG changes the specifications.

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