We would like to extend the User-Agent Reduction OT again, from M107 to M111 (inclusive). As announced in our I2S for “Phase 5”, we intend to roll out the next phase of UA reduction gradually until M111. We’ve received a request from the ecosystem that it would benefit testers and developers to continue testing with the user-agent reduction until the rollout to general availability reaches 100%, which seems very reasonable.
(We might come back and ask for another extension for “Phase 6” testing, but let’s wait until there’s demand for that.)
First I2EE https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/g/blink-dev/c/6x6WH2Odzfo/m/FkDjee5cHQAJ
Reason this experiment is being extended
Like the previous extension, we believe the risks for burn-in don't apply, because this OT just enables what we are planning to ship as default behavior in the future (and the OT stopped working last week).
We still have not received negative feedback or reports of breaking from OT participants, and are encouraged by that fact.
Here’s the relevant info required for OT extensions beyond 6 milestones:
We’ve made solid progress against the open UA string issues, and have documented the recent landing of “Phase 4” in Chromium. We plan to continue improving things here.
https://github.com/w3ctag/design-reviews/issues/640 - closed as “Satisfied with concerns”
Gecko: Shipped/Shipping. Firefox has frozen (or capped) much of their UA string already.
WebKit: Shipped/Shipping. Safari has already frozen everything in their UA string except for version number info.
Web developers: Mixed signals. Reactions have ranged from positive to indifferent to negative, from various channels.
None yet, since UAs have flexibility to diverge here. With more alignment, this may make sense in the future.
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