[whatwg] Proposal: Locale Preferences API

Jungshik Shin (신정식, 申政湜) jshin at chromium.org
Thu Dec 12 16:56:53 PST 2013

2013/11/27 Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky at mit.edu>

> On 11/27/13 4:28 PM, Jungshik Shin (신정식, 申政湜) wrote:
>> That is, I suggest that 'navigator.language' always be the UI language of
>> a
>> web browser.
> That's an unacceptable privacy leak from Mozilla's point of view.  See
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=55366 where we explicitly
> switched from that to basing navigator.language on the Accept header.
Well, the vast majority of users would never touch A-L list. So, the top
entry in the A-L list would remain the default value, which is usually the
UI language. So, I don't know how much your change helps privacy if
revealing the UI language is indeed a valid privacy concern.



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