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

From: William A. Rowe Jr. <wrowe@rowe-clan.net>
Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2011 15:43:01 -0800
Message-ID: <4EE14B85.7050209@rowe-clan.net>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
CC: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
On 12/8/2011 2:41 PM, Mark Nottingham wrote:
> That's exactly backwards from how we have always used the terms in HTTP -
> 
> 2616:
> 
>>    client
>>       A program that establishes connections for the purpose of sending
>>       requests.
>>
>>    user agent
>>       The client which initiates a request. These are often browsers,
>>       editors, spiders (web-traversing robots), or other end user tools.

I'm very glad you pointed this out, as we are in a good point in time
to fix it (nothing was baked yet).

Thanks.
Received on Thursday, 8 December 2011 23:43:45 GMT

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