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Minimizing/avoiding User-Agent, was: SPDY Header Frames

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2012 21:03:25 +0200
Message-ID: <5005B6FD.2030706@gmx.de>
To: Nicolas Mailhot <nicolas.mailhot@laposte.net>
CC: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 2012-07-17 20:50, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@...> writes:
>
>>
>> On 2012-07-17 15:38, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
>
>>> There must be a smarter way than "User-Agent:"...
>>
>> Actually one nice potential optimization is if the server can declare
>> that it's not interested in the User-Agent at all; see
>> <http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-nottingham-http-browser-hints-03#section-5.7>
>
> The server may not be interested by intermediaries may still be
>
> (while ugly user-agent special-casing is quite useful for proxy operators
> that have to contend with web clients that were never really tested with
> proxies and misbehave big way)

Could you elaborate? What kind of misbehavior are you referring to?

Best regards, Julian
Received on Tuesday, 17 July 2012 19:04:29 GMT

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