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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by nicubunu on Tue 6th Mar 2018 08:15 UTC
nicubunu
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2014-01-08

So nothing new happened about UA strings in the last 10 years since the article was posted?

I cringed the most at "followers of Linux were much sorrowed, because they had built Konqueror[...] called itself Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/3.2; FreeBSD)"

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