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Nathan Froyd
"...the user agent string for the latest Dev Channel build of Microsoft Edge: "... Edg/74.1.96.24" We’ve selected the “Edg” token to avoid compatibility issues that may be caused by using the string “Edge,”..." We are now deliberately misspelling words in the User-Agent string.
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Nika Layzell Apr 9
Replying to @froydnj
UA strings will make for an excellent tale to keep the next generation up at night
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Nathan Froyd Apr 9
Replying to @kneecaw
"Come hear the tale of the UA string, with ghosts of browsers past"
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KWierso Apr 9
Replying to @froydnj
Now everyone will have to deal with this Edg case...
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Kyle Huey Apr 9
Replying to @KWierso @froydnj
at least they didn't use Edgf
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Nathan Froyd Apr 9
Replying to @khuey_ @KWierso
"Fehf" might have been more appropriate.
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Valentin Goșu 🇷🇴🤓🦖🦊 Apr 9
Moz/2.5 (Windowz NT 6.9; WOW128; rv:3.14159) Gek/20100101 Fir/♾️.1
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Nicholas Nethercote Apr 9
Replying to @froydnj
User Agent strings give programmers a tiny taste of what it's like to be a molecular biologist.
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Jason Miller 🦊⚛ Apr 9
Replying to @froydnj
Should have gone with "ej"
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Gabe Jackson Apr 9
Replying to @_developit @froydnj
Egg as in gif
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Jason Miller 🦊⚛ Apr 10
Replying to @gabe_jackson @froydnj
This is how egg was originally supposed to be pronounced according to it's creator (a chicken)
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You and 52 others Apr 9
Replying to @froydnj
we've been falsely claiming MSIE was Mozilla for a quarter century, man
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Rob Apr 9
Replying to @froydnj
Edgefefe
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Mr. Zero Apr 9
Replying to @froydnj
The "Referer" header says hi
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Lars Viklund Apr 9
Replying to @froydnj
So now both Visual Studio and Edge have an EDG frontend? :)
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russ Apr 9
Replying to @froydnj
It is to distinguish from EdgeHTML, their failed Trident fork. I don't see an issue with this but we live in a world of incessant shithousery when it comes to UA strings
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Gian-Carlo Pascutto Apr 9
Replying to @froydnj
This is to distinguish from CloudFlare servers or something? What's the Edge here?
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tbodt Apr 9
Replying to @gcpascutto @froydnj
this is to distinguish from the previous, IE based version of edge
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Stefan Apr 10
Replying to @froydnj @suka_hiroaki
read this for more fun:
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Michiel Kikkert Apr 9
Replying to @froydnj @BrendanEich
‘Chredge’ would have been better..
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