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Re: Changing User Agent Header Value (was Re: transcoders bad)

From: Sean Owen <srowen@google.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2008 17:16:24 -0400
Message-ID: <e920a71c0808061416w3001ca8dwaad51e54735b6c90@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Luca Passani" <passani@eunet.no>
Cc: public-bpwg-comments@w3.org

I think one of Jo's points is that the W3C is not the government or
any kind of enforcement agency. Transcoder vendors can do whatever
they like, period, regardless of what any of us write. One can only
recommend.

How about this part?
http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-ct-guidelines-20080801/#sec-request-no-transform
 A transcoder that follows this recommendation does not force
transcoding on all requests, which sounds like something everyone
agrees on.

This is the place to submit a proposed change, perhaps related to
these sections.

On Wed, Aug 6, 2008 at 4:50 PM, Luca Passani <passani@eunet.no> wrote:
> the problem is that the rule is big enough that transcoder vendors can run a
> train through it. They just need to claim that it's "full web on a mobile
> phone" they are launching, and there you go, everyone gets trascoded (this
> is exactly what VodaUK did, by the way).
>
> What about having a rule that says that Network operators are not supposed
> to make transcoders manage all HTTP requests for their main/default WAP
> configuration on devices?
>
> How do I submit a proposed change?
Received on Wednesday, 6 August 2008 21:17:11 UTC

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