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Re: please respond to original poster:Fw: user-agent header

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2003 07:05:32 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200303180705.h2I75WA13351@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

> Erm, the HTTP spec is very clear about NOT relying on user agent strings.

But the contract with bank could well override that, and the use of an
unapproved browser could well switch the fault from the bank to the
customer.

> ISTR the same is true of several browsers, including not least MSIE.

But the bank may well not allow accesses with the User Agent strings of
early broken implemnetations (note that Lynx was broken by design, in
that the feature was not implemented, rather than incorrectly implemented).

IANAL; TINLA.
Received on Tuesday, 18 March 2003 02:39:35 GMT

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