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Re: ISSUE-4 and clarity regarding browser defaults

From: Tamir Israel <tisrael@cippic.ca>
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2012 23:34:38 -0400
Message-ID: <4FE2964E.4000407@cippic.ca>
To: rob@blaeu.com
CC: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, Rigo Wenning <rigo@w3.org>, Matthias Schunter <mts-std@schunter.org>, "publ >> \"public-tracking@w3.org\"" <public-tracking@w3.org>
If the WG's objective is to ensure user preferences are expressed, why 
don't we simply make this a MUST?

On 6/20/2012 10:15 PM, Rob van Eijk wrote:
> 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
>>
>>
>
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