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Re: RE: RE: [XHR] Open issue: allow setting User-Agent?

From: Hallvord Reiar Michaelsen Steen <hallvord@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2012 10:34:34 +0200
To: "Boris Zbarsky" <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, "Mark Baker" <mark@zepheira.com>, "Jungkee Song" <jungkee.song@samsung.com>
Cc: "Julian Aubourg" <j@ubourg.net>, public-webapps@w3.org
Message-ID: <bf26772ef55fa462d77eda96446ec8e3@opera.com>

> > > > The point is that a browser can act as if every single server response
> > > > included "Vary: User-Agent".  And perhaps should.  Intermediary caches
> > > > _certainly_ should.
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > Good suggestion.
> 
> 

> But my concern was even if browser acts as such, intermediary caches would still return forged content


I guess UAs *could* add a Cache-control: no-cache request header when getting a resource that was previously retrieved with a different UA string - this is getting very "fiddly" though.

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Hallvord R. M. Steen
Core tester, Opera Software
Received on Wednesday, 17 October 2012 08:34:27 GMT

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