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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-02-13 17:08:30

on Mon Feb 11 2008, Stephan Tolksdorf <> wrote:

> David Abrahams wrote:
>> on Fri Feb 08 2008, Stephan Tolksdorf <> wrote:
>>> Beman Dawes wrote:
>>>> David Abrahams wrote:
>>>>> on Thu Feb 07 2008, Rene Rivera <> 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
>>>>> Approved."
>>>> I think Dave is right. It is easy enough to try it out to see if the
>>>> off-line appearance is acceptable.
>>>> --Beman
>>> -1
>>> 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
>>> documentation.
>> 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.

I can't imagine using the web at all while being conscious of the source
URL of every embedded image, and I'm not sure it's practical to cater to
someone who tries to do it.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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