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User-agent was never feature detection, only a proxy for it, and frequently resulted in preventing users from using things that the browser was capable of supporting.

Why does edge say "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/70.0.3538.102 Safari/537.36 Edge/18.18362"? Because people kept abusing it for feature detection.






You're not wrong, but there are still various functionalities that are not easily feature detected in browser especially in older versions and sometimes you need to err on the side of caution and tell the user their browser is unsupported (even if it may work)



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