We are now crediting the supplier of each string or answer individually as a homage to all those folks who take the time as thousands of you have done over the years. We have added some info about changing UA strings which unless you have to do it is, we think, a Very Bad Thing™. Science Traveller International 1X/1.0 Explanation: 1X on Windows something - pretty descriptive string. A tiny - we're talking 750K download - browser for Windows. amaya/9.52 libwww/5.4.0 Explanation: Amaya 9.52 on SUSE 10. amaya/9.51 libwww/5.4.0 Explanation: Amaya 9.51 on linux 2.6 k7 SMP, Gtk 2 interface (April 2006) String from Lucas Lommer - and yeah its still quirky - thanks. Explanation: Avant Browser on MS Media Center PC (XP with SP2) and multiple . Current Amiga AWeb PPC build, PPC native, running on Amiga OS4 (PPC/G4). Not strictly a browser but an HTML editor and part of the openoffice suite. gnome-vfs/2.12.0 neon/0.24.7 Explanation: Bluefish 1.0.7 on SUSE 10 - it uses the Gnome Virtual File System as a grabber. Does appear to be a bit of a Cinderella project within Mozilla. Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X; en; rv:18.104.22.168) Gecko/20070809 Camino/1.5.1 Explanation: Camino 1.5.1 on a PC Mac OS X. We guess the trailing plus indicates the nightly - are we samrt or what. Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.5b) Gecko/20030917 Camino/0.7 Explanation: Camino (ex Chimera) 0.7 on a MAC. Apparently the only way you get the browser is to download the Inferno OS as well. Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1) Apple Web Kit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/38.0.2125.122 Safari/537.36 Explanation: Chrome 38.0.2125.122 on windows XP. Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_9_4) Apple Web Kit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/36.0.1985.143 Safari/537.36 Explanation: Chrome 36.0.1985.143 on OS 10.9.4. Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) Apple Web Kit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/35.0.1916.153 Safari/537.36 Explanation: Chrome 35.0.1916.153 on Windows 7. Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) Apple Web Kit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/34.0.1847.116 Safari/537.36 Explanation: Chrome 34.0.1847.116 on Windows 7. Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) Apple Web Kit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/33.0.1750.146 Safari/537.36 Explanation: Chrome 33.0.1750.146 on Windows 7. Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) Apple Web Kit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/27.0.1453.93 Safari/537.36 Explanation: Chrome 27.0.1453.93 on Linux un X11. String from Paul H, Michael Lykke, Dennis Luken and Sisi Santos - Thanks.
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Nominally RFC 1945 and RFC 2068 define them (get RFCs) but only as an afterthought (the RFCs define HTTP 1.0 and 1.1).
Browser IDs, more correctly User Agent IDs, appear, among other places, as the environmental variable HTTP_USER_AGENT in Apache.