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Remove the crypto strength token from the UA string

RESOLVED FIXED in mozilla2.0b2

Status

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Core
Networking: HTTP
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enhancement
RESOLVED FIXED
7 years ago
3 months ago

People

(Reporter: hsivonen, Assigned: Saint Wesonga)

Tracking

(Blocks: 1 bug, {dev-doc-complete})

Trunk
mozilla2.0b2
dev-doc-complete
Points:
---
Dependency tree / graph
Bug Flags:
in-testsuite ?

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: [parity-IE], URL)

Attachments

(1 attachment)

(Reporter)

Description

7 years ago
Steps to reproduce:
 1) Load http://www.delorie.com:81/some/url.txt

Actual results:
The User-Agent string has the token " U;", which signifies that the browser provides crypto support that is stronger than what the "international" builds of Netscape offered circa 1995.

Expected results:
Expected this long-obsolete token not to be sent on every HTTP request.

Additional information:
This isn't actually fingerprinting-relevant, but since this is a suggesting UA string change, marking a dependency on the bug tracking suggested UA string changes.

IE doesn't send the " U;" token.
(Assignee)

Comment 1

7 years ago
Created attachment 451924 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch
Assignee: nobody → wesongathedeveloper
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Attachment #451924 - Flags: review?(bzbarsky)

Updated

7 years ago
Whiteboard: [parity-IE]
Comment on attachment 451924 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch

r=bzbarsky.  Do you need this landed?
Attachment #451924 - Flags: review?(bzbarsky) → review+
Pushed http://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/22e19fe61752
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Flags: in-testsuite?
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla1.9.3b2

Comment 4

7 years ago
This reference document on the wiki probably needs to be updated after this change.

https://developer.mozilla.org/en/User_Agent_Strings_Reference
Keywords: dev-doc-needed
Depends on: 579161
Blocks: 129038

Updated

7 years ago
Blocks: 586165
Keywords: dev-doc-needed → dev-doc-complete

Updated

3 months ago
Depends on: 651799
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