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definition of user agent

From: Jim Allan <jimallan@tsbvi.edu>
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2011 16:48:40 -0600
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To: WAI-ua <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
just sending this to the list so I don't forget. for our ongoing discussion
on defining a user agent

from PC magazine
http://www.pcmag.com/encyclopedia_term/0,2542,t=user+agent&i=53550,00.asp#fbid=rRaBgei1Z9e
A client program that is used to access
servers<http://www.pcmag.com/encyclopedia_term/0,2542,t=user+agent&i=53550,00.asp#>
on
a network, typically the Internet. It may refer to an e-mail client
(see messaging
system<http://www.pcmag.com/encyclopedia_term/0,2542,t=messaging+system&i=46838,00.asp>),
a Web browser, search<http://www.pcmag.com/encyclopedia_term/0,2542,t=user+agent&i=53550,00.asp#>
engine
spider or any other program in the user's machine that is accessing a
service on the Internet

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Jim Allan, Accessibility Coordinator & Webmaster
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