Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Mar 2018 00:17 UTC
Internet & Networking

In the beginning there was NCSA Mosaic, and Mosaic called itself NCSA_Mosaic/2.0 (Windows 3.1), and Mosaic displayed pictures along with text, and there was much rejoicing.

I've always wondered why every user agent string starts with Mozilla, and now I know. Fun read, too.

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I laughed, then I cried
by Spiron on Tue 6th Mar 2018 03:02 UTC
Spiron
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2011-03-08

In my heart I knew this was the case but to see it written out just makes the devs all look petty. Then again though what exactly were they to do when the web-devs wouldn't update their sites to allow for browser changes. Now we have absolute monstosities of user-agent strings that are just ridiculous

Edited 2018-03-06 03:03 UTC

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