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Re: Navigator standard change proposal

From: Mallory van Achterberg <stommepoes@stommepoes.nl>
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2014 12:36:26 +0100
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20140213113626.GA9391@jkva-vps.colo.transip.net>
On Wed, Feb 12, 2014 at 05:45:36PM +0000, Adrian Roselli wrote:
> > From: Predrag Stojadinovic [mailto:predrags@nvidia.com] 
> > Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 12:07 PM

> > The fact remains that many developers simply want to know the browser
> > & version information and they should be allowed to know it, no matter
> > how they want to use it, no matter what they want to use it for.
> > This is not and should not be our concern here.
> 
> Is it safe to assume that getting this date from Google Analytics doesn't satisfy your scenario? That you want to be able to change the page in some way based on the Navigator object?
> 
> If so, can you identify use cases that you cannot otherwise achieve with the techniques currently in use?

It would make server logs nicer, if we had an imaginary world where UAs
didn't have to keep crappy old UA-strings for broken sites. I don't mean
for changing pages, but simply getting more informed about visitors'
UAs.

Front-end analytics and back-end logs are a nice combination. But I
agree that, since UA strings are already polluted due to web dev
misuse, that it's better to obsolete since it can never give
accurate information anymore anyway. The horses left the barn long
ago.

-Mallory
Received on Thursday, 13 February 2014 10:36:54 UTC

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