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

From: Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2011 15:33:08 -0500
Message-Id: <D5310BEC-85D4-4391-8A25-8C3800A2DECC@opera.com>
Cc: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>

Le 8 déc. 2011 à 14:55, Larry Masinter a écrit :
> I think Karl's rewording is worse. The point I really wanted to make was that documents that follow HTTP terminology often make the mistake of assuming a "user agent" has a "user".

Ahah! I didn't have the initial context. :)

> But if "client" means the same thing as "user agent", then why have a separate term?


I would rather prefer client everywhere too.

What wikipedia says: 

	In computing, a user agent is a client application 
	implementing a network protocol used in communications 
	within a client–server distributed computing system.
	— http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_agent


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Developer Relations & Tools, Opera Software
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