ISSUE-77: How does a website determine if it is a first or third party and should this be included in the protocol?

How does a website determine if it is a first or third party and should this be included in the protocol?

State:
CLOSED
Product:
Tracking Preference Expression (DNT)
Raised by:
Opened on:
2011-09-22
Description:
There is nothing in HTTP that distinguishes requests made to first-party sites versus requests made to third-party sites. However, a browser knows which requests are directed by the user (making them first-party) and which requests are automatic or scripted subrequests to a site other than the first-party. Should we attempt to communicate that distinction in the DNT protocol or depend on origin servers using different URI patterns to distinguish their third-party resources?
Related Actions Items:
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Related emails:
  1. diff of TPE editing since the FPWD (from fielding@gbiv.com on 2012-01-10)
  2. Re: [ISSUE-5] What is the definition of tracking? (from jeff@democraticmedia.org on 2011-12-10)
  3. [ISSUE-5] What is the definition of tracking? (from kevsmith@adobe.com on 2011-12-09)
  4. Issue-77 and the Tracking Compliance and Scope spec (from mike@w3.org on 2011-11-30)
  5. TPE removing first vs third-party issues (from fielding@gbiv.com on 2011-10-31)
  6. RE: first parties (from brett@adobe.com on 2011-10-09)
  7. Re: first parties (from tien@eff.org on 2011-10-09)
  8. Re: first parties (from mts@zurich.ibm.com on 2011-10-09)
  9. RE: first parties (from brett@adobe.com on 2011-10-07)
  10. Re: first parties (from mts@zurich.ibm.com on 2011-10-07)
  11. RE: first parties (from mike@iab.net on 2011-10-07)
  12. RE: first parties (from wileys@yahoo-inc.com on 2011-10-07)
  13. Re: first parties (from justin@cdt.org on 2011-10-07)
  14. RE: first parties (from wileys@yahoo-inc.com on 2011-10-07)
  15. Re: first parties (from justin@cdt.org on 2011-10-06)
  16. RE: first parties (from wileys@yahoo-inc.com on 2011-10-06)
  17. RE: first parties (from acolando@microsoft.com on 2011-10-06)
  18. first parties (from aleecia@aleecia.com on 2011-10-06)
  19. ISSUE-77: How does a website determine if a first or third party and should this be included in the protocol? (from sysbot+tracker@w3.org on 2011-09-22)

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[npdoty]: connected to ISSUE-60

22 Sep 2011, 17:47:50

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Roy Fielding, 25 Oct 2011, 00:49:45

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