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Re: Proposal on removing Content Negotiation from http 1.1

From: BearHeart / Bill Weinman <bearheart@bearnet.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 1996 18:47:46 -0600
Message-Id: <2.2.32.19960125004746.0072b918@204.145.225.20>
To: "M. Hedlund" <hedlund@best.com>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
At 04:02 pm 1/24/96 -0800, M. Hedlund spake:
>I have a counterproposal: let's abolish the User-Agent header!  Since 
>everyone's violating Netscape's trademark and identifying themselves as 
>'Mozilla' anyways, the header provides no useful information.

   Hear! Hear!

   Especially since they don't even support the features! Try 
sending a multi-blocked GIF to MSIE sometime. Gads! There outta be 
a law or somthin'!


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