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Re: ISSUE-4 and clarity regarding browser defaults

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2012 18:22:57 -0700
Cc: Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>, Matthias Schunter <mts-std@schunter.org>, "publ >> \"public-tracking@w3.org\"" <public-tracking@w3.org>
Message-Id: <AE8DEA2B-886D-44F8-99C4-F4550E4CC160@gbiv.com>
To: rob@blaeu.com
On Jun 20, 2012, at 5:31 PM, Rob van Eijk wrote:

> <PROPOSED CHANGE>
> "... users may be given a choice during installation, update or first startup."
> </PROPOSED CHANGE>

Not during installation or update -- only during first use.
The preference should be stored in the user's browser config (along
with their other personal preferences); a device might want
to have multiple such user profiles per installation.

In normal enterprise environments and the vast majority of purchased
computers, browsers are not installed by the user.  They are installed
by sysadmins, vendors, etc.  Likewise, updates should not modify
user preferences.

....Roy
Received on Thursday, 21 June 2012 01:23:22 UTC

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