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> I am a bit worried, though, about how we will continue to count marketshare. If the intent were to remove the UA it would be worse, but it does seem like browser marketshare analytics based on user agents may be coming to an end.

I think there's an implicit assumption a lot of people (not you) are making: that there's no cost in collecting data. There is: often you change things by observing them, and that's not always a good thing.

There are big costs to UA strings.

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