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Previously on HN: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25155451
I hate the smartphone app trend of having embedded browsers.
Just launch me to my preferred real browser.
Stop trying to trap us in your ecosystem.
This is a campaign against Lynx!
> You must confirm that your browser does not contain any of the following:
> * Text-based browsers
Once upon a time the internet was TCP with things like FTP, Email, Newsgroups, IRC and yes also HTTP (aka WWW).
Now, the internet seems to be Google, Apple, Facebook aaand SEO.
Hey, wait! There is a small shiny place!! Hackernews! 🙂
"The browser must not proxy or alter the network communication. Your browser must not do any of the following:
* Rewrite HTTP headers
The browser must have a reasonably complete implementation of web standards and browser features. You must confirm that your browser does not contain any of the following:
* Headless browsers
* Text-based browsers"
I fail to see the benefits of these requirements outside of Google's sign-in process.
HN does not impose such restrictions. It is no less useful than Google, IMO. Imagine if HN required "a reasonably complete implementation of web standards and browser features" just to sign in.
I once read that Marissa Mayer, former Google VP, still uses Pine.
Bias disclosure: I am a text-only browser user; I prefer text-only software.
> You must confirm that your browser does not contain any of the following: Headless browsers
Won't this exclude automated testing? How will app developers test their "Sign-In with Google" integrations?
> Your browser must not do any of the following: Server-side rendering
Won't this exclude Kindle users and folks in poor countries that have underpowered phones?
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