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Re: [user-context] What are the use cases for exposing screen reader or magnifier version info?

From: James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 04 Feb 2013 11:36:33 -0800
Cc: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>, public-indie-ui@w3.org
Message-id: <27858350-E703-4741-8DCD-9E74F9AC8D17@apple.com>
To: Dominic Mazzoni <dmazzoni@google.com>
On Feb 4, 2013, at 11:21 AM, Dominic Mazzoni <dmazzoni@google.com> wrote:

> We could potentially ease privacy concerns by encouraging user agents to simulate this media type when debugging, precaching, downloading a page as an archive, or at other times when it wouldn't impact the user but would make it more difficult for sites to identify and discriminate against AT users.

Interesting. Can you clarify your idea some more? Other than circumventing fingerprinting, what would be the benefit for mainstream user agents to simulate this media type? Why don't you think that this would impact the user at these times? 

James
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