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Re: Request: make the user agent string a define

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2005-01-09 22:33:06 CET

steven.higgan wrote:

>Max Bowsher wrote:
>>Instead, pre-commit can check not for the version, but for the invalid
>>data, and reject *that*.
>Good point,
>I suppose for me it comes down to what is easier, is it easier to need to
>write code that sniffs what's coming down the pipe to ensure that it is
>properly encoded (something I haven't got a clue how to do). Or is it easier
>to check a 'user-agent' which would be much eaiser.
Much easier, but it wouldn't protect you from malicious clients that
fake the user-agent string, whereas checking the incoming data will
always work. So what's the point?

-- Brane

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