One of the two main companies that tracks web browser market share is
leaving the business
The main reason given is that the “User-Agent” string that browsers
send as part of HTTP requests is becoming less and less useful.
But then, that was never a good way of detecting browser functionality
anyway. An outfit called the Web Incubator Community Group (WICG) has a
new proposal, called “Client Hints”, which is a much more granular way
for the server to interrogate client-side capabilities.
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