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Re: FW: proposal: add input/keyboard locale to text and keyboard events

From: Aharon (Vladimir) Lanin <aharon@google.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2010 23:14:44 +0300
Message-ID: <AANLkTim6ML3BQ6rJyeCfbq0mJsqGKgWWkUgmtiDcmQdN@mail.gmail.com>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: www-international@w3.org, Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>, www-dom@w3.org, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Is that fingerprinting as in phishing? Given that a phishing site usually
knows the user's IP address and thus the country, as well as the browser's
requested languages, does exposing the input locale really add to the
phisher's capability?

Aharon

On Tue, Aug 17, 2010 at 7:54 PM, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com> wrote:

> On Tue, 17 Aug 2010 18:48:46 +0200, Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org> wrote:
>
>> [[
>> To allow others to participate in this discussion, I'm forwarding this to
>> the www-international list.  Further discussion should take place on this
>> list. Please copy www-international and do not copy public-i18n-core on
>> further mail on this thread.
>>
>> If you want to read the previous discussion on the public-i18n-core list,
>> you can do so in the archive, starting at
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-i18n-core/2010JulSep/0018.html
>> ]]
>>
>
> It seems like exposing this would increase fingerprinting ability. Not sure
> that is a good idea.
>
>
> --
> Anne van Kesteren
> http://annevankesteren.nl/
>
>
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