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Re: Issue 166: clarify term "User Agent" and resolve inconsistencies with W3C specs

From: Daniel Stenberg <daniel@haxx.se>
Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2009 09:14:14 +0200 (CEST)
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.2.00.0906020910070.3633@yvahk2.pbagnpgbe.fr>
On Mon, 1 Jun 2009, Julian Reschke wrote:

>> The HTTP document uses two terms "user agent" and "client", and in some 
>> cases it is careful to distinguish between them, but not always.

I think every attempt to separate the two like is futile and doomed to only 
cause further confusion.

Can anyone come up with some proper cases where the distinction between these 
two helps?

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  / daniel.haxx.se
Received on Tuesday, 2 June 2009 07:13:26 GMT

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