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[Bug-gnuzilla] Getting icecat to not send any info in headers? (user age

From: Matthew Brooks
Subject: [Bug-gnuzilla] Getting icecat to not send any info in headers? (user agent, http_accept, etc.)
Date: Wed, 1 May 2019 17:05:28 -0500

A while ago I had configured icecat to use a blank user agent, a blank 
HTTP_ACCEPT, and no DNT header. It worked fine for a while, but when I checked 
the EFF's Panopticlick test today I discovered that icecat is now sending a 
user agent (Panopticlick reports it as "Go-http-client/1.1", DuckDuckGo reports 
it as being different each time I refresh), and is also sending an HTTP_ACCEPT 
of "gzip", even though in the past both of those were blank as per my config 

I have not changed my settings, and I have confirmed that 
general.useragent.override is still set and empty. When I enter text into 
general.useragent.override, it correctly gives that as my useragent, but a 
blank one is now seems to be ignored, even though it used to work as expected.

I have also double-checked the various http.accept settings, and they are all 
still blank as well, but "gzip" is now making its way into the HTTP_ACCEPT 
header somehow.

I'm currently running icecat version: 60.6.1esr (64-bit)

I have attached my user.js file if it's needed for reference, though it 
contains a lot of entries that probably aren't needed, since I copied it from 
prefs.js once I had things configured, instead of manually building it up from 

Any help getting this figured out is appreciated.

Attachment: user.js.tar.gz
Description: application/gzip

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