Re: Netscape 2.0 beta MS windows 95 virus

Kee Hinckley (
Mon, 6 Nov 1995 11:12:01 -0500

At 6:33 PM 11/4/95, Brian Behlendorf wrote:
>For all those who content-negotiate based on user-agent (ick! ptooey!)
>you'll love this.

I'd love to content-negotiate based on something rational, but I've yet to
see a commonly used browser tell me anything rational about what it can do.

The least we could do is come up with a proposed standard for the UserAgent
field though.

Agent/Version (platform info)

is common but not universal, and a lot of people leave out the actual platfo=

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I'm not sure which upsets me more: that people are so unwilling to accept
responsibility for their own actions, or that they are so eager to regulate
everyone else's.