Closed Bug 191945 Opened 18 years ago Closed 18 years ago
"User-Agent" is a non-standard header
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.76 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.2-2 i686; Nav) Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Mail and News is sent with a "User-Agent" header. This is incorrect no RFC specifies this header for Mail or News. Non-standard headers should begin with "X". Compare: Example A: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20021130 Example B: X-Mailer: Mozilla 4.78 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.7-10 i686) Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Send or post a message. 2. View the headers. Actual Results: A non-standard header was issued. Expected Results: Use a conforming non-standard header.
related: bug 65472
See ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-usefor-article-08.txt Yes, it's not an RFC yet. But it's meant to be a replacement for RFC 1036, and plenty of software besides Mozilla has started to use User-Agent already.
According to bug 65472 comment 15 (from the module owner), this is a WONTFIX. Sorry. Supporting X-Mailer in addition to User-Agent might be useful, but changing User-Agent is out of the question, becuase it will become a standard. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 65472 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
The link has been changed to ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-usefor-article-10.txt <sarcasm> We don't want you to see what newsreader someone is posting with unless it follows the recommendation (not requirement) of a draft RFC proposal. </sarcasm>
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