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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RE: Old article
by Raf.be on Tue 6th Mar 2018 14:45 UTC in reply to "Old article"
Raf.be
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2005-06-29

Yes, the article is almost 10 years old. And to be honest, things only got worse ...

For instance, this is the user agent string of Safari on iPhone (see below).

So we have an iPhone, who pretends to be like Mac OS X, who pretends to be like Safari, who pretends to be like KHTML, who pretends to be like Gecko, who pretends to be like Mozilla ... :-)

Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 11_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/604.1.38 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/11.0 Mobile/15A372 Safari/604.1

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