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[Bug 1127] New: Suggest being able to specify user-agent

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Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2005 16:40:38 +0000
To: www-validator-cvs@w3.org
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           Summary: Suggest being able to specify user-agent
           Product: Validator
           Version: 0.7.0
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows XP
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Website
        AssignedTo: ot@w3.org
        ReportedBy: lewis@sophists.com
         QAContact: www-validator-cvs@w3.org

I'm using a component that detects the user argent, and outputs different HTML 
accordingly. This seems reasonable. However - since the user-agent returned  
by your system doesn't pick one of the fully-supported ones (e.g. MSIE) - it 
falls back to assume you have an ancient browser, and emits non-modern-
standard tags - like NOBR - which you then complain about.

I suggest a popup (option/select) to specify which user-agent you want the 
validator to simulate.
Received on Wednesday, 16 February 2005 16:40:38 UTC

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