"You don't need no user agent" —Google


If they follow through with strong user controls, it’s a nice privacy feature. :clap:

Edit: I just read that the User-Agent header is no longer a Forbidden header and thus may be modified programmatically such as using a Worker script.

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I mostly use User-Agent header for triggering firewall for most annoying users to my sites…

I am not as excited. Not because I believe the user agent header must not go, but rather because Google tends to push these things often for their own agenda.

I am not necessarily saying Client Hints is a bad idea, I am rather saying beware of Greeks bearing gifts :wink:

As far as I can tell Client Hints are not exactly a replacement for the User Agent but rather complement it, respectively move a lot of JavaScript functionality to HTTP headers. Hence I am not even sure why they mention Client Hints in the context of the User Agent. Two very different things.

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:face_with_hand_over_mouth: :man_shrugging:

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Indeed. I’ve been involved in some processes and learned that fairly quickly.

Hence the conditional statement. :+1:t3:

Cloudflare provide cf-device-type only on the enterprise. Maybe its time to giveaway to free :innocent: :man_shrugging:

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