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Re: RFC: draft-brown-device-stock-ua-00.txt

From: Eitan Adler <lists@eitanadler.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2012 13:17:30 -0500
Message-ID: <CAF6rxgmq2CyMdTuqvUU0T7QhLScpDsYafG=WriHskG=ZybvCBQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Tiffany B. Brown" <tiffanyb@opera.com>
Cc: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
On 7 November 2012 13:04, Tiffany B. Brown <tiffanyb@opera.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I've recently submitted an RFC for a new HTTP header: Device-Stock-UA.
> Feedback is welcome.
> http://www.ietf.org/staging/draft-brown-device-stock-ua-00.txt

It isn't at all clear to me that this solves the problem:

- the stock services may have been changed. just because a browser
comes with a device by default doesn't mean it wasn't removed.
- the capabilities of the third party browser may differ from the
capabilities of the stock browser
- user agent shouldn't be use for capability detection in the first place
- what does the (stock) user agent string have to do with "other
software that may be running in addition to the user agent"?

Eitan Adler
Received on Wednesday, 7 November 2012 18:18:28 UTC

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