Review Request: PATCH: Change the default KIO USERAGENT string.

Dawit Alemayehu adawit at
Wed May 11 17:00:06 BST 2011

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Review request for kdelibs.


This patch changes the default user-agent string so that it is more aligned with other browsers by
    - Dropping 'comptiable' and 'U' from the string.
    - Making the platform string, e.g X11, mandatory part of the string.
    - Sending the OS name and machine type (i686,x86-64) by default (configurable).

Additionally the patch for kprotocolmanager.cpp also removes the manual use of '%' to append text since kdelibs is now compilable with the QT_USE_FAST_CONCATENATION and QT_USE_FAST_OPERATOR_PLUS flags.
Besides being good for privacy due to less differentiation, this change should make it less likely that a different page will be sent sheerly based on user-agent sniffing. See the attached screen shot for what the full, default, and minimal default user-agent will look like now.

This addresses bug 271720.


  kio/kio/http_slave_defaults.h af97cfa 
  kio/kio/kprotocolmanager.cpp 57ec696 




UserAgent [FULL]
UserAgent [Default]
UserAgent [Minimal]



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