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Re: ISSUE-4 and clarity regarding browser defaults

From: Rob van Eijk <rob@blaeu.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2012 19:15:08 -0700
Message-ID: <4FE283AC.8090905@blaeu.com>
To: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>
CC: Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>, Matthias Schunter <mts-std@schunter.org>, "publ >> \"public-tracking@w3.org\"" <public-tracking@w3.org>
Tnx Roy,

<PROPOSED CHANGE>
Normative: "... users MAY be given a choice during installation, update or first startup."

Non-normative:
There are use cases, where a choice given on first startup would be the preferred choice mechanism.
For example,
- a device can have multiple user profiles per installation;
- in cases where browsers are not installed by the user.
</PROPOSED CHANGE>

Rob

On 20-6-2012 18:22, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> 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 02:16:57 UTC

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