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Re: [whatwg] Proposal: Locale Preferences API

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2013 10:20:52 -0500
Message-ID: <52AB25D4.7070708@mit.edu>
To: "Jungshik Shin (신정식, 申政湜)" <jshin@chromium.org>
Cc: WHATWG Proposals <whatwg@lists.whatwg.org>
On 12/12/13 7:56 PM, Jungshik Shin (신정식, 申政湜) wrote:
> Well, the vast majority of users would never touch A-L list. So, the top
> entry in the A-L list would remain the default value, which is usually
> the UI language. So, I don't know how much your change helps privacy if
> revealing the UI language is indeed a valid privacy concern.

The point is, the Accept-Languages header already reveals whatever it 
reveals, so there is no additional privacy leak from navigator.language 
if you just mirror what the header.  And for people who _do_ change the 
A-L list, they get it picked up in both places automatically.

-Boris
Received on Friday, 13 December 2013 15:21:26 UTC

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