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Re: Netscape 2.0 beta MS windows 95 virus

From: Mike Meyer <mwm@contessa.phone.net>
Date: Mon, 6 Nov 95 20:13:35 PST
Message-Id: <19951106.785FAC0.1236D@contessa.phone.net>
To: www-talk@www10.w3.org
> The least we could do is come up with a proposed standard for the UserAgent
> field though.

You mean like section 10.16 in draft-ietf-http-v10-spec-04.txt, which
specifies that the User-Agent header should contain one or more
products or comments, and section 3.7 of the same document, which
specifies that a product is a product-token, a slash, and a
product-version? Token and comment are likewise defined in that

Of course, until people either 1) stop doing content negotiation based
on user-agent, or 2) start paying attention to browsers other than
Moscape, this is immaterial - authors (and users) of browsers that are
going to lie about the user-agent in order to get the best document
they can.

Received on Monday, 6 November 1995 23:20:11 UTC

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