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Re: HTML interpreter vs. HTML user agent

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 27 May 2009 15:48:06 +0200
To: "Larry Masinter" <masinter@adobe.com>, "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.uulcmgco64w2qv@annevk-t60>
On Tue, 26 May 2009 21:26:14 +0200, Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com> wrote:
> When spiders, search engines, proxies, and other
> web intermediaries got added to the web architecture,
> the header "User-Agent" remained, even when some of
> those agents are not operating directly in service
> of a human end user.

I have the feeling the term "user agent" remained as well. At least within the W3C. So I'm not sure this distinction makes sense here.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Wednesday, 27 May 2009 13:48:45 UTC

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