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Re: [perpass] HTTP user-agent fingerprinting

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2013 21:55:08 +0000
To: Karl Dubost <karl@la-grange.net>
cc: Patrick Pelletier <code@funwithsoftware.org>, Stephen Farrell <stephen.farrell@cs.tcd.ie>, IETF HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <6314.1379109308@critter.freebsd.dk>
In message <A5264783-BDBC-445B-B97D-0764319FC38C@la-grange.net>, Karl Dubost wr

>Note that anything which is removed will break something. 

Yes, undoubtedly.

But if HTTP/2.0 limits User-Agent to 32 bytes, that means that
no HTTP/2.0 browser will send more than 32 bytes, and no website
will support HTTP/2.0 until they can do their job with just 32 bytes
of User-Agent.

HTTP/2.0 transition is a unique chance for getting this monster
under control, we should not waste it.

Poul-Henning Kamp       | UNIX since Zilog Zeus 3.20
phk@FreeBSD.ORG         | TCP/IP since RFC 956
FreeBSD committer       | BSD since 4.3-tahoe    
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