In <4294D164(_dot_)9040108(_at_)solidmatrix(_dot_)com> Yakov Shafranovich
Bruce Lilly wrote:
o The draft refers to RFC 2616, which is an HTTP specification that
uses a different field syntax from the Internet Message Format.
I did not find any other standard that defines the user agent field. The
"User-Agent" and "Mailer" fields used by email programs are not defined
in any standard that I was able to locate. Perhaps a new registration or
document for the user agent field should be written, OR the syntax
copied from RFC 2616 and included in this document in long hand.
You will find a definition of User-Agent, suitable for both News and Mail,
It is essentially the same as the one in RFC 2616, modulo a few niggles.
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