Re: Registry of Browsers and Servers?

Brian Behlendorf (
Tue, 22 Nov 1994 03:04:55 +0100

On Mon, 21 Nov 1994, Brian Utterback wrote:
> A while back, there was some discussion about a server doing different things
> based on the type of browser in use. There was some discussion about
> adding various headers to describe the browser, about having a table of
> table of browser types and various other options.

Mea Culpa. I had a chart which I submitted for corrections that
summarized the user authentication and forms abilities of the browsers I
saw hitting our site in preparation for the forms-and-user-auth side of
HotWired. You can see the results of that query at

However, it was NOT intended to be used on, or suggest its use on, server
that return different responses to different browsers. The only place
that's done on HotWired is to warn users of NCSA Mosaic for Windows that
they can't post in authenticated areas.

> What I was wondering, is there anyone keeping a table of what browsers and
> servers support what features. For instance, it was recently stated that
> Mosaic had a problem with authentication and thus one service favored NetScape
> as the browser of choice of that service.

The bug has been fixed for the next release of WinMosaic I've been told -
stay tuned to the above URL for info :)


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