Apache Won't Override Do-Not-Track Headers

  • October 9, 2012

Apache's software for publishers will no longer override Microsoft's do-not-track headers, researcher Jonathan Mayer reported on Twitter this week. It is used by around 60% of publishers.

The latest version of the software contains code that effectively negates a "patch" written this summer by Apache developer Roy Fielding. His patch nullified do-not-track headers sent by Internet Explorer 10. Fielding indicated that he created the patch because he disapproved of Microsoft's controversial decision to enable do-not-track by default in the upcoming IE10.


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