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Re: Lynx and log files

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Jul 1999 18:20:21 -0700
Message-Id: <4.1.19990724181917.021482a0@mail.idyllmtn.com>
To: "Leonard R. Kasday" <kasday@ACM.org>
Cc: "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <unagi69@concentric.net>, "Robert Neff" <robneff@home.com>, WAI Interest Group Emailing List <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, subir@crl.com
At 11:09 AM 7/24/1999 , Leonard R. Kasday wrote:
>What do the brower sniffer segregators typically do if they encounter a
>browser they don't recognize, e.g. 

>Supreme-Ultimate/#.#.# libwww--XX/#.#

>If the sniffer defaults to thinking "This must be a whiz bang state of the
>art browser I'll send it everything I've got" then the lynx users would
>avoid the text-reservation, without violating copyright.

As I understand it, most browser sniffing programs regard only
MSIE and Netscape as "state of the art" and assume everything
else is broken, incapable stuff.  While this is actually a semi-
sensible thing to do, it leads for annoyances for Opera users
like myself.

Kynn Bartlett                                    mailto:kynn@hwg.org
President, HTML Writers Guild                    http://www.hwg.org/
AWARE Center Director                          http://aware.hwg.org/
Received on Sunday, 25 July 1999 11:51:13 UTC

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