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RE: browser detection

From: Dave J Woolley <DJW@bts.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2000 12:45:28 +0100
Message-ID: <81E4A2BC03CED111845100104B62AFB58249DF@stagecoach.bts.co.uk>
To: "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>
> From:	Anders Halden [SMTP:anders@innoweb.no]
	[DJW:]  [This may or may not have got out
	as a comment against the wrong article - Exchange
> <http://www.cyscape.com/browscap/>
This incorrectly reports Lynx 2.8.1 as not
being cookie capable.  More generally, this
sort of approach tends to discriminate 
against minority browsers as it tends not
to track them in a timely fashion resulting
in errors like the above.

Worse, it is often associated with a refusal
to talk to the browser at all, whereas well
designed HTML would have allowed the page
to have been useable (even without adapting it
to any browser).

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