Setting the User-Agent in Web Communications
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At 11:23 am +0300 1/8/02, sims wrote:
> If I understand this correctly, Rev sends "Revolution" as the User-Agent
>when interacting with a web server.
>I have seen some shareware which enables the user to choose whatever
>User-Agent they want to send from a list of popular browsers.
>Is it likely that any servers refuse requests from a User-Agent that they
>have not heard from before?

Possibly. Many web servers are said to only accept connections from IE browsers.

You can set your own User-Agent field by using the httpHeaders property.

Example from an ealier post:
put "User-Agent:  Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0b2; Windows NT)" into tAgentString
set the httpHeaders to tAgentString
But I suggest you leave things as they are, giving Revolution more publicity in web server logs around the world. (Hmmm. I wonder how those FBI/CIA/NSA snooping tools respond to User-Agent: Revolution.)

Posted 8/1/2002 by Dave Cragg to the Use-Revolution List   (See the complete post/thread)