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Re: Should the default value of url-user-agent include a version number?

From: Clément Pit--Claudel
Subject: Re: Should the default value of url-user-agent include a version number? What about the specific case of package.el?
Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2016 16:20:26 +0100
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On 04/05/2016 03:53 PM, Richard Stallman wrote:
> It is not clear which one you are talking about.  Are you talking 
> about IceCat?  If so, yes, that user-agent string is designed to
> equal what many other machines on the net actually send.

I meant IceCat. It sends its precise version, and it reveals that I'm using 

>> In any case, I don't think this point is relevant to the package.el
>> part of this discussion.
> Isn't url-user-agent used for ALL sites? If so, the question of what
> to use is not part of a package.el discussion.

Sorry, I don't understand your message. Part of this thread is about using a 
different user-agent string for package.el. Here is an excerpt from my original 

>>> ... instead, wouldn't it be best for different parts of
>>> Emacs to use different user-agent strings? In particular, should eww
>>> and package.el really use the same User-Agent string? We could
>>> instead introduce separate a package-user-agent variable, and
>>> possibly an eww-user-agent variable


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