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Re: History of device independence, User-Agent header?

From: Sean B. Palmer <sean@miscoranda.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:46:30 +0100
Message-ID: <CAH3-oEdjuVFbdi7ZD6TVbWdXm_tixUOeUTenBKtH29P4TDccJQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Dan Connolly <dckc@madmode.com>
Cc: Web History Community Group <public-webhistory@w3.org>
(Sidenote: In that file, there's also an early version of "Referer".
It's called "Referree" [sic]. In a file from the very next day, it's
called "Referee" [sic].)

On Mon, Jul 14, 2014 at 8:42 PM, Sean B. Palmer <sean@miscoranda.com> wrote:
> The earliest file I can find containing "User-Agent" is an old version
> of w3.org/www/Protocols/HTTP/Presentation/http_rq.html dating to 22
> Feb 1993.
>
> It's not in hype.tar at all, and that goes up to late 1992 I believe.
>
> So we're talking late 1992, early 1993.
>
> On Mon, Jul 14, 2014 at 7:14 PM, Dan Connolly <dckc@madmode.com> wrote:
>> I'm trying to document the fact that web technologies have emphasized device
>> independence all along, but I'm struggling to find early writings. Help?
>>
>> Along similar lines, can somebody help me find out when User-Agent was
>> introduced?
>>
>> --
>> Dan Connolly
>> http://www.madmode.com/
>>
>
>
>
> --
> Sean B. Palmer, http://inamidst.com/sbp/



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