Client Hints

51d-devices

Marketing & Data Team

11/24/2021 4:30 PM

Understanding the User Agent string

These strings hold more insight than you may realize

We know our onions when it comes to detecting information from a User Agent string. This guide will go through everything you need to know about User Agents, including how to identify a range of devices, browsers, and operating systems from the string.

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Marketing

10/11/2021 5:00 PM

5 tools you need to understand User Agent Client Hints

Don’t drag your heels because time is running out to prepare

The User Agent string has been part of the web for a long time, so it’s sad to see the plans to deprecate it next year. It’s important you prepare for User Agent Client Hints, the proposed UA string replacement. With these five tools, you’ll be set for the industry change.

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51Degrees

8/10/2021 4:00 PM

User Agent Client Hints – Your questions answered

User Agent Client Hints are one of the biggest changes to the device detection industry. Here’s what you need to know.

These HTTP header requests have been introduced within Chromium browsers to replace the User Agent string. While we don’t think this is a good idea, we need to upgrade our device detection capabilities to include support for this feature. This blog covers any questions you may have on User Agent Client Hints support within our device detection.

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51Degrees

8/5/2021 1:00 PM

We’ve released version 4.3 of our API packages

Future-proof your real-time data when you upgrade to version 4.3

Google’s plans to replace the User Agent string with User Agent Client Hints are not ideal, but we have to prepare our real-time data services accordingly. Version 4.3 of our API packages now includes support for User Agent Client Hints.

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51Degrees

3/15/2021 5:00 PM

User Agent Client Hints – Chrome 89 Update

51Degrees user update on UACH

This blog post provides some background concerning the change and explains to 51Degrees users both the lobbying efforts we support to reverse UACH and the modifications we will be making in Q2 2021

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Products

9/7/2020 5:00 PM

User Agent Client Hints Update September 2020

How have the UA client hints specifications evolved since January 2020?

HTTP client hints are an experimental set of standards that enable a web server to ask a web browser to send additional HTTP header fields and values in subsequent requests. The development has been led by engineers from Google working on the Chromium web browser. This blog post gives an update on what's now happening with regards to client hints.

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51Degrees

6/4/2020 11:22 AM

User-Agent Client Hints June 2020 Update

How have the UA client hints specifications evolved since January 2020?

HTTP client hints are an experimental set of standards that enable a web server to ask a web browser to send additional HTTP header fields and values in subsequent requests. The development has been led by engineers from Google working on the Chromium web browser. This blog post gives an update on what's now happening with regards to client hints.

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Kim Reddy

1/15/2020 3:13 PM

Client Hints: User-Agent v2

Chromium proposal to use client hints in parallel with diminished User-Agent headers

Chromium – the web browser stewarded by Google - have announced a plan to diminish the role of the HTTP User-Agent header in future versions of Chromium during 2020. While the engineering arguments for the change make some sense, the replacement solution – client hints – is far from proven, and details remain unclear. The proposal is yet to be agreed, and is just that, a proposal.