[thelist] changing user agent string

Warden, Matt mwarden at odyssey-design.com
Wed Sep 6 21:25:20 CDT 2000

I'm not sure how, but really any language that can make a HTTP request can
put whatever the hell they want in the user agent string HTTP header. Perl
is the most often used, AFAIK.


----- Original Message -----
From: Jim Montgomery <jimmi at u.washington.edu>
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Sent: Wednesday, September 06, 2000 9:44 PM
Subject: [thelist] changing user agent string

> For kicks, I'd like to know how to change the user agent string for IE and
> NN on both Win9x and Linux. I've found the IE registry key but every time
> I change it, reboot, etc it changes back. Does anyone know where
> Navigator's is, on either platform, and how to make the change stick?
> thanks, Jim
> <tip> I just discovered Allaire Homesite (my html editor of choice on
> Windows) uses regular expressions. It's so cheap that the time saving
> advanced search/replace and code template features pay for the software
> after a day or two worth of work. The only thing competing with it (in my
> limited experience) might be Vi... </tip>
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