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Re: [#232] User-Agent Guidelines (proposal)

From: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2010 02:24:53 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTikR7AnD41Dm_qcrJcXju0dcCPyBM7YFzt7_=g8x@mail.gmail.com>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 2:14 AM, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net> wrote:
> Likewise, implementations are encouraged not to use the product tokens of other implementations in order to declare compatibility with them, as this circumvents the purpose of the field.

Although noble, many implementations will ignore this advice.  I can
tell you that there are several folks in the Chromium project that are
adamant about fixing the User-Agent mess, but they're crushed by the
compatibility requirements.  In particular, including the token
"Safari" in Chrome's User-Agent string is massively important to
making the browser actually work in the real world.

Received on Monday, 20 September 2010 09:25:57 UTC

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