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Status: Available
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issue 1897
issue 1997
issue 2371

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Make standards mode (goog:chromeOptions.w3c:true) the default

Project Member Reported by, Aug 9

Issue description

chromedriver should follow by default, as opposed to requiring opt-in to the standards compliant mode.

I propose changing the default value of the existing flag from false to true, so that people will need to opt in to the old behavior instead.
Blockedon: 1997
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Comment 2 by, Aug 9

Labels: StandardsCompliance Pri-2
Status: Available (was: Unconfirmed)
There are still many issues in how well ChromeDriver conforms to the standards (see all issues with label:StandardsCompliance). We can't flip the default until most of those issues are resolved. Flipping the default now would break the majority of applications that use ChromeDriver.

We will change the default mode to w3c when we are ready.
johnchen@, should this be blocked on all of, or is there some subset of those issues that matter most? For example, endpoints that are missing completely like in  issue 1936  seem like they ought not block, right?
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Comment 4 by, Aug 9

We haven't yet gone through all StandardsCompliance bugs to see which ones would block this one, and which ones don't. We also need to verify the completeness of the bugs, i.e., if there are any standards compliance issues that are not yet covered by any bugs.
Blockedon: 2371
Blockedon: 1897 is a good guide for what should potentially be linked to this issue. Not every issue is serious though, so I won't mark them all as blocking.

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