Stuff we've discussed on IRC.
Posted by ats at 2008-03-27 23:22
"We told Russ Andrews not use the claims again unless they could substantiate them with robust scientific evidence."
The Advertising Standards Authority takes on "audiophile" mains cables.
Posted by ats at 2008-03-27 23:11
"Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A102 Safari/419.3"
So let's see how many ways that string is lying...
It's not Netscape. It's not Mac OS X. It's not got a CPU like any Mac (the iPhone's ARM-based).
It's also not Gecko.
What on earth is wrong with "Safari/419.3 (iPhone)"?
The endless cycle of people writing optimised versions of code for browsers, and then new browsers coming out which can support those same optimisations. It wouldn't be a problem if people just used the user agent string for statistical purposes.
I'm just waiting for the next version of the HTTP spec to come out, which will presumably state that the syntax for the User-Agent header is now "User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (actual browser information)"...