IE9 User Agent String and IE Security (Video)

“An important change for site developers to know is that IE9 will send the short UA string by default. This change improves overall performance, interoperability and compatibility. IE9 will no longer send additions to the UA string made by other software installed on the machine such as .NET and many others. IE9’s Compatibility View will […]

“An important change for site developers to know is that IE9 will send the short UA string by default. This change improves overall performance, interoperability and compatibility. IE9 will no longer send additions to the UA string made by other software installed on the machine such as .NET and many others.
breakdown of the different parts of the UA string

IE9’s Compatibility View will map to IE7 Standards Mode, and IE9’s UA string when in Compatibility View will be: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0; Trident/5.0). Test how your site responds to the new IE9 UA string (check and change the UA string through the registry),” explain Microsoft.

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