Opened 9 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#232 closed design (fixed)

User-Agent guidelines

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

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 (7)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by mnot@…

  • Owner set to mnot@…

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by mnot@…

  • Milestone changed from unassigned to 12

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by mnot@…

From [1032]:

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

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by mnot@…

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

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by julian.reschke@…

From [1036]:

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

comment:6 Changed 8 years ago by mnot@…

  • Resolution incorporated deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

comment:7 Changed 8 years ago by mnot@…

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