Re: [dev] [surf] User-Agent string.

From: Marvin Vek <>
Date: Wed, 19 May 2010 13:56:22 +0200

On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 12:16:20PM +0100, Nick wrote:
> I've been using uzbl without much in the user agent field for a
> month or two now (since finding eff's panopticlick info), and
> haven't noticed any site fail for me. Granted I don't use many
> ajax-heavy sites such as gmail which might be expected to do more
> checks.
> To me it looks like not sending the string seems most reasonable.

Hang on, do you suggest the code for sending the User-Agent string
should be removed, or have the User-Agent string empty by default?

I doubt there'll be fans of the first, when they run into sites where
the UA is checked for. On top of that, i never asked if we really need
some UA at all, but since we do (and there's probably a reason it has
been changed in the past too) i was suggesting to change the string
to something more sane.

Again, i agree that the UA shouldn't be used. If we don't care about
losing Surf users, or Surf users having a second browser for sites that
do check for a UA, i'd say give it a go. But i doubt that's the idea
Surf was written with. Me myself and i wish to keep it to one, Surf.

Marvin Vek
/* Only Sun can take such nice parts and fuck up the programming interface
 * like this.  Good job guys...
Received on Wed May 19 2010 - 11:56:22 UTC

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