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Reason for the user-agent string?

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Old 08-19-2009
Peter Flindt
 

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Reason for the user-agent string?
Hello,
I search everywhere, but I found nothing.
From
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...03(VS.85).aspx
I know "For historical reasons, Internet Explorer identifies itself as
a Mozilla 4.0 browser."
But this sounds to me a little bit lame. I drive my 15 years old car
for historical reasons too.
Or is the only reason why MS keep things like:
"Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/4.0;
SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; InfoPath.2)"
that MS fear compatibility problems with existing websites and
application?
This argument sounds to me a little bit strange too.

Peter


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Old 08-19-2009
Donald Anadell
 

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Re: Reason for the user-agent string?

"Peter Flindt" <newsgroups@lastwebpage.de> wrote in message
news:OHAydCKIKHA.4608@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> Hello,


> I search everywhere, but I found nothing.


http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/200...nt-string.aspx

Read the comments section in the above Blog, Eric Law [MSFT] answers your
question in that Blog.

Good Luck,

Donald Anadell


> From
> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...03(VS.85).aspx
> I know "For historical reasons, Internet Explorer identifies itself as
> a Mozilla 4.0 browser."
> But this sounds to me a little bit lame. I drive my 15 years old car
> for historical reasons too.
> Or is the only reason why MS keep things like:
> "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/4.0;
> SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; InfoPath.2)"
> that MS fear compatibility problems with existing websites and
> application?
> This argument sounds to me a little bit strange too.
>
> Peter
>
>



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Old 08-19-2009
Peter Flindt
 

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Re: Reason for the user-agent string?
Donald Anadell wrote on 19.08.2009 n Message
<#dtXnWMIKHA.4500@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl> :
> "Peter Flindt" <newsgroups@lastwebpage.de> wrote in message
> news:OHAydCKIKHA.4608@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>> Hello,


>> I search everywhere, but I found nothing.


> http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/200...nt-string.aspx


> Read the comments section in the above Blog, Eric Law [MSFT] answers your
> question in that Blog.


Thanks for this info, even though I not agree.
I found this site already, but not read the comments. :|

Peter

> Good Luck,


> Donald Anadell



>> From
>> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...03(VS.85).aspx
>> I know "For historical reasons, Internet Explorer identifies itself as
>> a Mozilla 4.0 browser."
>> But this sounds to me a little bit lame. I drive my 15 years old car
>> for historical reasons too.
>> Or is the only reason why MS keep things like:
>> "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/4.0;
>> SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; InfoPath.2)"
>> that MS fear compatibility problems with existing websites and
>> application?
>> This argument sounds to me a little bit strange too.
>>
>> Peter
>>
>>



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