Tuesday, September 09, 2008

History of the browser user-agent string

In the beginning there was NCSA Mosaic, and Mosaic called itself NCSA_Mosaic/2.0 (Windows 3.1), and Mosaic displayed pictures along with text, and there was much rejoicing.
And behold, then came a new web browser known as “Mozilla”, being short for “Mosaic Killer,” but Mosaic was not amused, so the public name was changed to Netscape, and Netscape called itself Mozilla/1.0 (Win3.1), and there was more rejoicing.... read on

2 comments:

dekus said...

I like epic-cyber-war-sagas... Gimme more...

Kamielkaze said...

nice story, does all epic-cyber-war-sagas and with: and there there was google and we lived happily ever after