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Re: Today's call: summary on user agent compliance

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Fri, 08 Jun 2012 12:56:55 -0700
Cc: public-tracking@w3.org, Shane Wiley <wileys@yahoo-inc.com>
Message-id: <F7D39F32-E3D9-4BC5-8C28-2D1718EE1625@apple.com>
To: Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>

On Jun 8, 2012, at 12:33 , Rigo Wenning wrote:

> No way!! W3C has a policy that says: Browser sniffing is evil. 

I didn't mention browser sniffing; and it should be pretty clear that since 'for some other reason' is very vague, its compliance is indeterminate (and we could add a note to that effect, I guess).

> 
> For the rest, I agree with David and have my WE now.

we hope :-)

> 
> Rigo
> 
> On Friday 08 June 2012 11:32:02 David Singer wrote:
>>> David,
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> I agree with everything except remaining silent on uncompliant
>>> behavior and how to appropriately notify a user that their UA
>>> signal is non-compliant, won't be honored, and to provide
>>> them with meaningful choices from that point.
>> so, you'd like an explicit 'because' clause?
>>     - for some other reason that is explained in more detail at
>> the following URL
>> 
>> and allow this 'for more info' URL (if its not already in the
>> header and well-known resource)?
>> 
>> That's fine by me.
> 

David Singer
Multimedia and Software Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Friday, 8 June 2012 19:57:25 UTC

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