Mozilla First Release? "Mozilla 1.0"
Thursday June 29th, 2000
There has been some question as to what the first release of Mozilla will be called. But now, in a post to the n.p.m.seamonkey newsgroup, Mitchell Baker states that the name of Mozilla's first release will officially be "Mozilla 1.0". They decided to use the "1.0" appellation because, "this is the first release developed through the open source process, and much of the code and the architecture is new". The user-agent will still begin with the "Mozilla/5.0" substring.
#8 Re: user-agent
Thursday June 29th, 2000 10:50 AM
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Well the Mozilla/5.0 bit is mainly to ensure compatibility for people who browser sniff on user agent string. Netscape will append their name to the end e.g.: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux 2.4.0 i686; m17) Gecko/0000000 Netscape/6.0 so Mozilla could be: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux 2.4.0 i686; m17) Gecko/0000000 Mozilla.org/1.0
the mozilla.org identifier could be useful so we don't have both Mozilla/5.0 at the beginning and Mozilla/1.0 at the end of the string.