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

From: イアンフェッティ <ifette@google.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2012 08:29:01 -0700
Message-ID: <CAF4kx8d8WctBekDSA3Uqi1JCCM1ssmpUZh69ghHMTpPs820=TQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Peter Cranstone <peter.cranstone@gmail.com>
Cc: Nicholas Doty <npdoty@w3.org>, "Dobbs, Brooks" <brooks.dobbs@kbmg.com>, Justin Brookman <jbrookman@cdt.org>, public-tracking@w3.org
On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 8:10 AM, Peter Cranstone

> >> But there are cases you can detect where the setting was, more likely
> than not, NOT set by the user.
> Again – you'll have to show me the code that does this. I've already
> posted mine to the forum.
> Microsoft were smart – the real compliance issue at stake here is "WHO"
> set the flag. I would argue that you can not determine that with anywhere
> near the accuracy required to deliver a consistent online experience. And
> even if you could the performance hit on the servers is so huge that no
> admin would ever make those changes.

What you claim is a "huge performance hit on the servers" is something that
almost every large site is already doing to redirect mobile users to a
specific site, tell IE6 users they're unsupported, etc.
Received on Wednesday, 13 June 2012 15:29:39 UTC

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