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Freezing User-Agent Strings

There’s been news about Chrome freezing their User-Agent string (and all other major browsers are on board). That means they’ll still have a User-Agent (UA) string (that comes across in headers and is available in JavaScript as navigator.userAgent. By freezing it, it will be less useful over time in detecting the browser/platform/version, although the quoted reason for doing it is more about privacy and stopping fingerprinting rather than developer concerns.

In the front-end world, the general advice is: you Read article “Freezing User-Agent Strings”


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