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I think the proposal is well-intentioned and shortsighted. Nobody ever plans for a junk drawer feature, but certain features are destined to be fragile fuzzy contracts regardless. Unless this proposal seeks to eliminate the differences between different user agents, it is proposing moving to a different but equivalent junk drawer. The change would create real pain for service providers and consumers alike and provide little benefit.

From the implementation side, I would have preferred to see an OPTIONS request style solution similar to CORS to allow complying UAs to detect what if any UA information will be required.






> I think the proposal is well-intentioned and shortsighted.

Could also be evil and long-term: user agents won't matter anymore once everything is auto-updated Chrome, right?




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