Closed Bug 1507369 Opened 11 months ago Closed 11 months ago

Add GeckoView API to set an arbitrary UA string

Categories

(GeckoView :: General, enhancement, P1)

65 Branch
enhancement

Tracking

(geckoview64 wontfix, firefox63 wontfix, firefox64 wontfix, firefox65 fixed)

RESOLVED FIXED
mozilla65
Tracking Status
geckoview64 --- wontfix
firefox63 --- wontfix
firefox64 --- wontfix
firefox65 --- fixed

People

(Reporter: davidb, Assigned: rbarker)

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The intended (judicial) use of this API is to temporarily work around web compat issues on a per site basis. For internal GV API users the expectation is that the webcompat team has been notified, has signed off on the usage, and can work to resolve the issue more permanently via outreach.

On a separate bug, for external GV consumers, we might want to add telemetry as a way to catch web compat issues that need our outreach.

This bug is urgent and high priority for FxR, and has product and engineering sign off.
Assignee: nobody → rbarker
Randall says his patch is done and he's finishing some tests now.
Priority: -- → P1
Summary: Add API to set an arbitrary UA string → Add GeckoView API to set an arbitrary UA string
Pushed by rbarker@mozilla.com:
https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/autoland/rev/113e5589cea7
Add GeckoView API to set an arbitrary user agent string r=snorp,esawin
https://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/113e5589cea7
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 11 months ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Firefox 65
status-geckoview64=wontfix
Product: Firefox for Android → GeckoView
Version: Firefox 65 → 65 Branch
Target Milestone: Firefox 65 → mozilla65
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