Edit ISSUE-264: requirement on UAs for setting cookies

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  1. Re: tracking-ISSUE-264: requirement on UAs for setting cookies [TPE Last Call] (from fielding@gbiv.com on 2014-09-09) (from fielding@gbiv.com on 2014-09-09)
  2. RE: tracking-ISSUE-264: requirement on UAs for setting cookies [TPE Last Call] (from michael.oneill@baycloud.com on 2014-07-13) (from michael.oneill@baycloud.com on 2014-07-13)
  3. Re: tracking-ISSUE-264: requirement on UAs for setting cookies [TPE Last Call] (from walter.van.holst@xs4all.nl on 2014-07-13) (from walter.van.holst@xs4all.nl on 2014-07-13)
  4. tracking-ISSUE-264: requirement on UAs for setting cookies [TPE Last Call] (from sysbot+tracker@w3.org on 2014-07-13) (from sysbot+tracker@w3.org on 2014-07-13)

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WONTFIX. This comment has nothing to do with TPE.

How a user agent is configured to send (or not send) Cookies is defined by the Cookie RFC and HTTP/1.1. In general, the choice of sending Cookie header fields is left to the user agent configuration, since the right balance between privacy and site (dys)function can only be chosen by the user. A user can make such choices independent of their DNT configuration.

Roy Fielding, 10 Sep 2014, 00:11:49


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