From: Stephan Tolksdorf (andorxor_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-02-11 05:21:38
David Abrahams wrote:
> on Fri Feb 08 2008, Stephan Tolksdorf <andorxor-AT-gmx.de> wrote:
>> Beman Dawes wrote:
>>> David Abrahams wrote:
>>>> on Thu Feb 07 2008, Rene Rivera <grafikrobot-AT-gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> Note that OSI "insist[s] and ask[s]" that the images be linked to their
>>>>> site. So including them in the docs would either go against their
>>>>> wishes/instructions or cause loading problems for off-line viewing.
>>>> I don't think the problems caused would be serious enough to worry
>>>> about. If there's no image available, you get a box that says "OSI
>>> I think Dave is right. It is easy enough to try it out to see if the
>>> off-line appearance is acceptable.
>> I think this is also a privacy issue. I for one don't want my web browser to
>> fetch an image from the OSI server every time I open the off-line boost
> I understand why you might not want that, but how is it a privacy issue?
It's a privacy issue because, depending on my browser configuration, someone
else might be able to retrace when and for how long I read the Boost
documentation. Obviously that data is not as sensitive as my Google search
history, but still I don't see why I need to leave behind a digital trail of my
activity without a reason.
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