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> so people will just end up depending on that and it will start the cycle again.

The User Hints spec specifically says that user agents aren't required to provide them in all circumstances, and that they shouldn't be provided in some.

> User agents ought to exercise judgement before granting access to this information, and MAY impose restrictions above and beyond the secure transport and delegation requirements noted above.

The message from Google is clear: Whilst we understand you want to work around bugs, and this is the only way to do it, you really should be second-guessing whether you need to touch this API at all.

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