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Re: Iceweasel and Firefox compatibility

"Jesús M. Navarro" <jesus.navarro@undominio.net> writes:

> Just take it a bit out of context (as a lawyer would probably do):

> Attorney: What's a User Agent String?
> Expert: Well, it's the way the browser identifies itself against the server.

That's an uncoached expert who just gave a crappy answer to that question,
since in practice that's not what User-Agent is at all.

Attorney: What's a User Agent String?
Expert: It's a list of random product identifiers that the browser wants
   to claim that it's compatible with, some of which normally refer to
   products that have been dead for years in any context other than code
   that looks at user agent strings.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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