Web - User Agent (UA)

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1 - About

A user agent is software (a software agent) that is acting on behalf of a user.

A user agent may:

  • display a document,
  • read it aloud,
  • cause it to be printed,
  • convert it to another format, etc.

When software agent operates in a network protocol, it often identifies itself, its application type, operating system, software vendor, or software revision, by submitting a characteristic identification string to its operating peer. In HTTP, SIP, and SMTP/NNTP protocols, this identification is transmitted in a header field User-Agent

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3 - Documentation / Reference

web/user_agent.txt · Last modified: 2019/02/09 15:43 by gerardnico