ISSUE-87: Should there be an option for the server to respond with "I don't know what my policy is"

Should there be an option for the server to respond with "I don't know what my policy is"

State:
CLOSED
Product:
Tracking Preference Expression (DNT)
Raised by:
Opened on:
2011-09-22
Description:
Related Actions Items:
No related actions
Related emails:
  1. diff of TPE editing since the FPWD (from fielding@gbiv.com on 2012-01-10)
  2. RE: Proposed Agenda for 2011-11-30 TPWG call (from wileys@yahoo-inc.com on 2011-11-30)
  3. RE: Proposed Agenda for 2011-11-30 TPWG call (from wileys@yahoo-inc.com on 2011-11-30)
  4. Proposed Agenda for 2011-11-30 TPWG call (from mts@zurich.ibm.com on 2011-11-30)
  5. Re: Agenda for 2011-10-12 DNT Workgroup Meeting (from npdoty@w3.org on 2011-10-13)
  6. Re: Agenda for 2011-10-12 DNT Workgroup Meeting (from nmarnau@datenschutzzentrum.de on 2011-10-11)
  7. Agenda for 2011-10-12 DNT Workgroup Meeting (from mts@zurich.ibm.com on 2011-10-11)
  8. Re: Agenda for 2011-10-05 TPWG call (from npdoty@w3.org on 2011-10-09)
  9. Agenda for 2011-10-04 TPWG call (from aleecia@aleecia.com on 2011-10-04)
  10. Response Headers [ISSUE-47,ISSUE-48,ISSUE-51,ISSUE-76,ISSUE-79,ISSUE-80,ISSUE-81,ISSUE-87] (from mts@zurich.ibm.com on 2011-10-04)
  11. ISSUE-87: Should there be an option for the server to respond with 'I don't know what my policy is' (from sysbot+tracker@w3.org on 2011-09-22)

Related notes:

Ian suggested at MIT that servers for small sites, where servers don't know how tracking might be implemented on their server, would want to explicitly note that "I don't know".

Nick Doty, 22 Sep 2011, 18:48:47

At this point, a server may declare to ignore DNT or not provide content at the well-known location. We did not find use cases that require that the server declares that it does not know its policy.

Matthias Schunter, 27 Oct 2011, 15:05:53

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