[wp-hackers] Proposal: Add a Privacy Option: Anonymise Updates

Mark Jaquith mark.wordpress at txfx.net
Wed Sep 26 20:57:37 GMT 2007

On Sep 26, 2007, at 9:51 AM, Peter Westwood wrote:

> * If we want to provide the option for the tin-foil-hat privacy  
> brigade
> to hide there blog url in outgoing requests from WordPress then
> implementing a centralised UserAgent generator ( as suggested here:
> http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5065) with a filter to allow  
> plugins to
> remove parts of the UserAgent string as required is probably the  
> correct
> solution - this gives you a single hook with which to engage your
> tin-foil-hat.  This ensures that your "private" data cannot leak  
> out in
> any direction be it wordpress.org / pingomatic / technorati etc.

This sounds like the best solution to me.  This also has the benefit  
of standardizing our user agents so that changes to them are  
reflected across the board.  All this talk about multiple options for  
this is getting sort of crazy.

Mark Jaquith

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