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

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2012 20:26:33 +0000
To: Roland Zink <roland@zinks.de>
cc: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <57905.1342556793@critter.freebsd.dk>
In message <5005C7FC.8010405@zinks.de>, Roland Zink writes:

>WAP has an extension named 
>user agent profile sending a device profile URL in a header. This allows 
>vendors to place an XML description of the clients capabilities on the 
>Internet, see 
>http://www.openmobilealliance.org/Technical/release_program/uap_v2_0.aspx. 
>The client is able to add/overwrite properties using the 
>x-wap-profile-diff header.

I like it.

Lets replace
	 "User-Agent: <sedimentary garbage>"
with
	 "Capabilities: <url>"

And fork of the job of defining what's at the end of the URL
to somebody else (WG/W3C) already now.

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