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From Rob Hartill <r...@imdb.com>
Subject Re: Browser capabilities?
Date Tue, 30 Sep 1997 18:23:44 GMT
On Tue, 30 Sep 1997, Dean Gaudet wrote:

> On Tue, 30 Sep 1997, Rob Hartill wrote:
> 
> > On Tue, 30 Sep 1997, Dean Gaudet wrote:
> > 
> > > Funny you should ask that question.  MSIE's does change.
> > 
> > three cheers for MS.  What does it change from/to ?
> 
> Yeah MSIE is a quality product ... if you treat it as an alpha (i.e. I
> don't really fault them for screwing up HTTP/1.1 ... once :)
> 
> crawling:
>     Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.0; MSIECrawler; Windows 95)
> 
> not crawling:
>     Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.0b2; Windows NT)

Ooo, I already play big brother on User-Agents with 'crawl' in the name.

> > >  I'm not sure if
> > > wired has been able to beat sense into netscape's head yet and get them to
> > > make their's change too.  They have been trying for some time now, so have
> > > other content partners.  So you can pray.
> > 
> > ... or just ban IP addresses completely :-)
> 
> Doesn't look like Netscape has wisened up yet.

I pleaded with them a while back to make the crawl mode show itself.
Oh well, it's their own foot they're shooting.


thanks for the info.


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