Talk:Do Not Track

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Merger proposal[edit]

Two very similar articles about this same topic have been created recently. I believe we should merge them since the topic is basically identical. This page currently has more content, so probably makes sense as the destination, though I think ultimately the article should end up at Do Not Track rather than specifying "header" in the title. Npdoty (talk) 07:09, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

The topics are very close. This article, however, could be used to list the various historical proposals (such as several during the tech bubble)...where as the X-Do-Not-Track should really focus on that header, and the history of that header.Smallman12q (talk) 13:13, 25 April 2011 (UTC)
Yeah, there are a lot of proposals that have fallen under the name "Do Not Track" and ultimately I think there should be a single article to cover all of them. I think the header would be a good section in that broader article, since it's related and will often be referred to by the name "Do Not Track". Recent versions of the header are using "DNT" rather than "X-Do-Not-Track" anyway and that could continue to change while the popular name will stay the same. Npdoty (talk) 03:33, 26 April 2011 (UTC)
I agree with that. I think, that it is important to have one article focussing on all new aspects of this dnt-feature.--Teepoet (talk) 22:21, 6 May 2011 (UTC)
Agree . I think there should be only one article as well. Xionbox 06:04, 31 May 2011 (UTC)
Agree I think that only one article for this feature deserves to exist. --kongr43gpenTalk 11:16, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

Update: There's a new related article that's more policy-focused: Do Not Track Policy. I propose we merge these two articles at Do Not Track. Npdoty (talk) 02:14, 7 May 2012 (UTC)

USA Only information[edit]

Another instance of America being the centre of the universe. Gee I'm really glad "congress" is doing that.. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:32, 22 August 2011 (UTC)

You are welcome to add other information. The "Do not track" header is drafted by a W3C workgroup with input from a number of American companies.Smallman12q (talk) 00:57, 23 February 2012 (UTC)


Though Chrome does not support the header, Google did release an extension, Keep My Opt-Outs to add support.Smallman12q (talk) 00:57, 23 February 2012 (UTC)

Google's Keep My Opt-Outs, while having a similar aim, is actually implemented with opt-out cookies and has nothing to do with HTTP headers. Mojoworker (talk) 23:02, 23 March 2012 (UTC)
Just to update this talk page - the article now says Chrome 23 does support it (currently in beta version 23). I added a link to the separate KMOO. Widefox; talk 12:28, 1 November 2012 (UTC)

Supported by IE9?[edit]

Does IE9 actually support DNT? I don't see this explicitly stated in the reference, just that it supports Tracking Protection Lists and that DNT is part of the wider tracking discussion.[1] --Pmsyyz (talk) 12:25, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

I did some searching and it turns out it sends the header to sites in Tracking Protection Lists when one is turned on. --Pmsyyz (talk) 18:20, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

The biggest problem with DNT is...[edit]

...that websites can punish users for enabling it (nagging/kicking/banning) --Btx40 (talk) 18:04, 10 June 2012 (UTC)


The references use title case, and the header DNT is code, so I put the name in the lead to the same as the article title, and put code round the DNT etc. Widefox; talk 13:18, 31 October 2012 (UTC) ..and put a html comment in the article that, we may consider this as a title case article name (an exception) to the naming guideline. Widefox; talk 12:28, 1 November 2012 (UTC)