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Re: Online checklink triggers SHOUTcast servers to start media stream.

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Mon, 7 Sep 2009 12:45:12 +0100
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <178FCAAB-3D4D-414A-BACE-4ADD15349658@dorward.me.uk>
To: controller@rubalcavapastry.com

On 7 Sep 2009, at 05:51, Leonard Bogard wrote:

> The user agent string from the checklink does not include the text  
> "Mozilla" or "Mozilla Compatible" anywhere.  This causes a SHOUTcast  
> server to think it's a media request and not an http request and  
> starts a stream.

I suggest reporting this bug to SHOUTcast then.

>   I believe it would be a good idea to modify the user agent line to  
> include the string "(Mozilla Compatible)" even if it's not  
> litterally/technically Mozilla compatible or alternatively allow the  
> user to specify a custom User-Agent string.

http://validator.w3.org/docs/users.html#option-user-agent

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David Dorward
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