History of the browser user-agent string

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by angelwatt, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Very funny and well written, thanks for posting, angelwatt. ;)

    The somewhat serious aspect of this (don't mean to harden the mood and I enjoy discussing the underlying issues, hope others join in) in my opinion is that is speaks volumes as to competition. Especially in the new age of open source development where change happens swiftly, sometimes with virtual product bloodshed, and always entertaining from the sidelines! This is a great example of the silliness that comes from "advancements" in the browser wars, and it should and will continue (ad nauseum) because nobody here will (nor should) ever be satisfied with their browser. Ingenuity rules a free market and this is the price one pays sometimes. Makes me wanna build my own browser JUST so I can have my own user agent string!!!!!

    (Okay, serious stuff over! heh)

    -jim
     

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