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Re: Microsoft IE -- it just gets better and better (fwd)

From: Brian Behlendorf <brian@organic.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 1996 22:11:57 -0800 (PST)
To: www-talk@w3.org
Message-Id: <Pine.SGI.3.91.960126220918.7786C-100000@fully.organic.com>
On Fri, 26 Jan 1996, Marc  wrote:
> Mac IE gives the user a choice of User-Agent strings.  You can choose to 
> identify yourself as Internet Explorer (by which they still mean 
> 	Mozilla/1.21 (compatible; MSIE 2.0B; Mac_PowerPC)
> !), Netscape 1.2 (
> 	Mozilla/1.22(Macintosh; I; PowerPC)
> ), Netscape 2.0 (this one was on by default....*sigh*
> 	Mozilla/2.0b3(Macintosh; I; PowerPC)
> ), or even a custom string that you enter!  (I chose 
> 	I-am-not-netscape-i-am-internet-explorer/2.0B
> .)

Maybe we should thank Microsoft for pointing out how silly and utterly 
useless User-Agent is for content negotiation.  

	Brian

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