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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.


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Anne van Kesteren
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