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Re: definition of User Agent

From: Henny Swan <hennys@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2009 10:29:07 +0100
Cc: <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
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To: Jim Allan <jimallan@tsbvi.edu>

On 28 May 2009, at 13:59, Jim Allan wrote:

> Definition of User Agent across W3C Specifications
> http://www.w3.org/2003/glossary/keyword/All/?keywords=user+agent
> interesting reading

I like the definitions under ATAG, WCAG and the Glossary of terms of  
Device Independence.

Under the WCAG definition however it does include mobile phones in the  
list of examples of UA's which I question as surely they are the  
device within which the UA performs it's rendering (as per the Device  
Independence definition)?

Is it possible we can trim down our definition a little?

> which is part of a thread in HTML5 starting at
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2009May/0451.html 	
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