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How is something without all the baggage expected to help with the sites doing the stupid things?

Users still want to see those pages. If browser X removes the UA string, that site brakes for them, and they change to browser Y that still has the old useragent.

But won't removing just the baggage parts of the UA ("like Gecko", "KHTML" etc) break those sites anyway?

The old UA will exist as it always has done - frozen, unchanged. Nothing will be removed from the literaly `user-agent` header value.

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