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Re: Browser Developers (A Plea From BrowserWatch)

From: Dave Garaffa <d-garaffa@ski.mskcc.org>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 1995 14:31:52 -0500
Message-Id: <v01520900ab98ccea2953@[]>
To: wmperry@spry.com
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com, march@europa.com
>M. Hedlund writes:
>> Yes, I like Bill's proposal and I've suggested platform in the user-agent
>> field before.  This would, however, completely break current systems
>> (which tend to look for the text before the first / as user-agent name,
>> and can survive miscreant whitespace) that currently work with HTTP/1.0
>> requests.  Can we defer this to 1.1?
>  Perhaps we could combine the two?
>User-Agent: NCSA Mosaic/2.0.0b1 ; platform=Macintosh/680x0 ;
>            library=WWWLib/3.0.x ; other=Whatever
>  This would still let old services that look for whatever is before the
>first / to still get the same results.  And actually is more MIME-y than my
>first one, since the platform=xxxx, can now be considered
>parameters/extensions to the base 'NCSA Mosaic' value.
>  -Bill P.


I too like your proposal (2nd one *is* better) and less breaking... Where
can we go to propose this (or something like this)?


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