Camera Raw: Will the presence of xmp:crs tags in DNG always trigger opening with "Image Settings" instead of "Camera Raw Defaults"?

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A question for "Adobe Engineering" - presence of xmp:crs tags (like Camera Raw UI settings for sharpening, noise reduction, etc) in DNG - will they always /if present/ trigger ACR to open DNG with "Image Settings" instead of "Camera Raw Defaults" (without .XMP sidecare present and no settings stored in "Camera Raw database") - means on both OSX and Windows platforms under all circumstances ?

now on my Win10x64 & ACR that happens always, as somewhat expected (DNG has some xmp:crs tags for ACR settings stored - hence ACR does not open it applying "Camera Raw Defaults" - sound logical isn't it ?)...

but Brian from Iridient (X-Transformer) states on his setup, even with xmp:crs tags present in DNG files ACR will open them w/ "Camera Raw Defaults" settings... so ? 

Thank you !
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In general, the presence of these tags will trigger ACR to open the file as "Image Settings" (not Camera Raw Defaults), as long as the crs:AlreadyApplied tag is set to False.  For most raw files that you edit (e.g., adjust sliders in ACR and click Done), this will be the case.  If Brian is finding this is not the case, and this is creating a problem for him, feel free to ask him to contact us (send us a test DNG file, etc.) and we can look into it further.  Hope this helps.