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Re: Issue 166: clarify term "User Agent" and resolve inconsistencies with W3C specs

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2011 20:32:21 +0100
Message-ID: <4EE110C5.2090708@gmx.de>
To: Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>
CC: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, Daniel Stenberg <daniel@haxx.se>, "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>
On 2011-12-08 20:22, Karl Dubost wrote:
> Le 5 déc. 2011 à 16:26, Julian Reschke a écrit :
>> Proposed text:<http://trac.tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/attachment/ticket/166/166.diff>.
>> The new paragraph would be:
>> "Note: The term 'user agent' covers both those situations where there is a user (human) interacting with the software agent (and for which user interface or interactive suggestions might be made, e.g., warning the user or given the user an option in the case of security or privacy options) and also those where the software agent may act autonomously."
>> Feedback appreciated, Julian
> if not too late, another suggestion.

I'd like to avoid re-opening, unless we have broad consensus that this 
is better...

> "Note: The term 'user agent' is generic. It can be a software
> controlled by a human (including user interactions such as
> warnings, privacy and security options, etc.) and it can also
> be an autonomous software. The term 'client' is also often used."

Best regards, Julian
Received on Thursday, 8 December 2011 19:33:04 UTC

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