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RE: user agent label format

From: Dmitry Beransky <dberansky@ucsd.edu>
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 1999 10:09:35 -0700
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It seems that despite the fact that most agents (at least the ones I pulled 
off my server logs) follow the format specified in the HTTP spec, it's 
still impossible to determine with 100% accuracy the agent's make, model, 
os platform, etc., since most of this info is stored in an unstructured 
comment field.  Is there any work done on trying to further standardize the 
agent data?

Dmitry Beransky

At 11:25 PM 9/10/99 , Larry Masinter wrote:

>RFC 2616 Section 14.43 defines the "User-Agent" field as a sequence of
>product tokens, defined in 3.8 as token/product-version, and gives
>an example of CERN-LineMode/2.15 libwww/2.17b3.
>>Just curious... is there an official standard or at least a recommendation
>>for the format of HTTP's User-Agent header?
Received on Monday, 13 September 1999 13:07:16 UTC

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