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patch #704: fixs version.h and adds User-Agent field

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Sun 24 Nov 2002 03:49:40 PM UTC  
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Status:  None Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  Open

Mon 19 Jun 2006 10:20:42 PM UTC, comment #1:

Part of the patch is no longer needed, httpfs doesn't use version.h anymore.

The other part about adding a user agent string, I think this is a good idea. But I think it should be configurable, just like for wget, and it should be something different than "Mozilla".

-U agent-string
Identify as agent-string to the HTTP server.

The HTTP protocol allows the clients to identify them-
selves using a "User-Agent" header field. This
enables distinguishing the WWW software, usually for
statistical purposes or for tracing of protocol viola-
tions. Wget normally identifies as Wget/version, ver-
sion being the current version number of Wget.

However, some sites have been known to impose the pol-
icy of tailoring the output according to the
"User-Agent"-supplied information. While conceptually
this is not such a bad idea, it has been abused by
servers denying information to clients other than
"Mozilla" or Microsoft "Internet Explorer". This
option allows you to change the "User-Agent" line
issued by Wget. Use of this option is discouraged,
unless you really know what you are doing.

Alfred M. Szmidt <ams>
Project Administrator
Sun 24 Nov 2002 03:49:40 PM UTC, original submission:


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file #4833:  patch_item_704.patch added by None (2KiB - text/plain - patch item 704)


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