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Ticket #232 (closed design: fixed)

Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

User-Agent guidelines

Reported by: mnot@pobox.com Owned by: mnot@pobox.com
Priority: normal Milestone: 12
Component: p2-semantics Severity: Active WG Document
Keywords: Cc:
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Description

UA strings have become quite long, which makes requests bigger than necessary, can reveal too much information about the user (including allowing them to be "fingerprinted"), and potentially can encourage inappropriate sniffing.

Guidance should be provided regarding what's appropriate / inappropriate in a UA string, and the privacy aspect should be added to Security Considerations.

See also:

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=572650 http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2010/03/23/introducing-ie9-s-user-agent-string.aspx https://panopticlick.eff.org/

Change History

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by mnot@pobox.com

  • Owner set to mnot@pobox.com

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by mnot@pobox.com

  • Milestone changed from unassigned to 12

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by mnot@pobox.com

From [1032]:

Expound upon appropriate use and content of User-Agent; addresses #232.

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by mnot@pobox.com

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to incorporated

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by julian.reschke@gmx.de

From [1036]:

Source reformat, update Changes section (see #232 and [1032])

comment:6 Changed 4 years ago by mnot@pobox.com

  • Status changed from closed to reopened
  • Resolution incorporated deleted

comment:7 Changed 4 years ago by mnot@pobox.com

  • Status changed from reopened to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
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