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Improve user-agent ordering #598

jaraco opened this Issue Jun 1, 2016 · 1 comment


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jaraco commented Jun 1, 2016

According to RFC 7231, "the product identifiers are listed in decreasing order of their significance for identifying user agent software."

Setuptools instead supplies a user agent like "Python-urllib/3.5 setuptools/21.2.2".

Better would be for setuptools to follow the RFC, placing 'setuptools' first.


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jaraco commented Jun 1, 2016

Supplying setuptools first will also be more consistent with the expectations for other package installers and avoid issues like devpi 354.

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