Creating a User-Agent String Module

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Eric Rescorla

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Feb 5, 2021, 2:12:35 PMFeb 5
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It has become increasingly clear that we need a module for the User-Agent
string to handle issues of WebCompat and Privacy, especially. The TLMC [0]
has discussed this topic and, absent any objections, plans to create this
module at the end of next week, with Tantek Celik as the module owner.

-Ekr

[0] https://wiki.mozilla.org/Modules/Firefox_Technical_Leadership

L. David Baron

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Feb 5, 2021, 2:35:05 PMFeb 5
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On Friday 2021-02-05 11:11 -0800, Eric Rescorla via governance wrote:
> It has become increasingly clear that we need a module for the User-Agent
> string to handle issues of WebCompat and Privacy, especially. The TLMC [0]
> has discussed this topic and, absent any objections, plans to create this
> module at the end of next week, with Tantek Celik as the module owner.

It seems like a good idea to me.

I'd note that this has previously been a policy that had an "owner",
but that ownership wasn't described in the module system. (At
various times in the past that owner has been me, Gerv Markham, and
maybe also Henri Sivonen, I think in that order.)

(The only archived document I can find decribing this policy is
https://www-archive.mozilla.org/build/revised-user-agent-strings ;
it seems likely that everything newer has been deleted.)

-David

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Eric Rescorla

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Feb 12, 2021, 3:48:09 PMFeb 12
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This change has been made. Thanks to Tantek for taking on this role.

On Fri, Feb 5, 2021 at 11:11 AM Eric Rescorla <e...@rtfm.com> wrote:

> It has become increasingly clear that we need a module for the User-Agent
> string to handle issues of WebCompat and Privacy, especially. The TLMC [0]
> has discussed this topic and, absent any objections, plans to create this
> module at the end of next week, with Tantek Celik as the module owner.
>
> -Ekr
>
> [0] https://wiki.mozilla.org/Modules/Firefox_Technical_Leadership
>
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