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User-agent

Overview#

User-agent is a software agent that is acting on behalf of a user.

User-agent is often a WEB Browser that "retrieves, renders and facilitates end user interaction with the World Wide Web

User-agent acts as a client in a network protocol used in communications within a client-Server Distributed system.

User-agent act as "real-life" agents, such as Doctors and lawyers where they are bound by professional ethics and government licenses to use our Personal data in ways that benefit us as the personal data subject.

User-agent as such will have most of the same features as a human agents:

  • Expertise in some domains that involve personal data
  • Ability for independent and autonomous action with only summary reports to the client
  • No conflict of interest with any institution or host entity
  • Freely chosen by the client or Data subject

User-agent Examples #

User-agent request-header[2]#

The User-agent request-header field contains information about the User-agent originating the request. This is for statistical purposes, the tracing of protocol violations, and automated recognition of user agents for the sake of tailoring responses to avoid particular user agent limitations. User agents SHOULD include this field with requests. The field can contain multiple product tokens and comments identifying the agent and any subproducts which form a significant part of the user agent. By convention, the product tokens are listed in order of their significance for identifying the application.
User-Agent     = "User-Agent" ":" 1*( product | comment )

Example:

User-Agent: CERN-LineMode/2.15 libwww/2.17b3

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