Bug 271720

Product: [Applications] konqueror Reporter: b4367450
Component: generalAssignee: Konqueror Developers <konq-bugs>
Severity: wishlist CC: adawit
Priority: NOR    
Version: 4.6.0   
Target Milestone: ---   
Platform: Ubuntu   
OS: Linux   
Latest Commit: Version Fixed In: 4.7.0

Description b4367450 2011-04-25 23:09:53 UTC
Version:           4.6.0 (using KDE 4.6.2) 
OS:                Linux

I recently came across changes nicely written up here:


In summary:
1) Remove the "compatible" and "(like Gecko)" flags from Konqueror's User Agent.

2) Change HTTP_ACCEPT header to:
text/html, application/xhtml+xml, application/xml;q=0.9, */*;q=0.8

3) Remove "x-gzip, x-deflate" from HTTP_ACCEPT_ENCODING header.

4) Fix HTTP_ACCEPT_CHARSET by removing duplicate "utf-8" flags.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
Check HTTP headers on for example:


Actual Results:  
See above

Expected Results:  
See above
Comment 1 Dawit Alemayehu 2011-05-20 04:36:57 UTC
Git commit e2d70d6c478c1f82f065ed548b27d67014fd4311 by Dawit Alemayehu.
Committed on 11/05/2011 at 17:32.
Pushed by adawit into branch 'master'.

Changed the default user-agent string so that it is more aligned with other
browsers by:

    - dropping the 'comptiable' and 'U' from the string.
    - making the platform string (e.g. X11) mandatory.
    - sending the OS and machine type by default, e.g. Linux i686.

Besides being good for privacy (less differentiation), this change should make
it less likely that a different page will be sent to KDE based browsers.

CCBUG: 271720
REVIEW: 101337

M  +1    -1    kio/kio/http_slave_defaults.h     
M  +85   -58   kio/kio/kprotocolmanager.cpp     

Comment 2 Dawit Alemayehu 2011-05-30 00:27:39 UTC
We won't do #2 and #3 to ensure proper functionality, especially #2 since khtml does not support XML and its XHTML support is so and so as discussion. #3 does not make sense. Why does removing the x-* versions from the header buy us ? Keeping them there most definitely buy us compatiablity with older servers. As such, those two changes will not be made.