API review request: adding WebEngine.userAgent

Peter Zhelezniakov Peter.Zhelezniakov at oracle.com
Thu May 31 08:47:58 PDT 2012


I suggest adding a new 'userAgent' property to WebEngine. This was
requested several times by developers. Some sites serve different HTML
depending on the user-agent string, so applications may need to pretend
they are Chrome or Safari or whatever.

The JIRA issue is http://javafx-jira.kenai.com/browse/RT-19262

     * User agent string. This string is the value of the {@code User-Agent}
     * HTTP header and is included in all HTTP requests issued by this
     * {@code WebEngine} object. Some servers may use it to identify the
     * of the client, and behave differently depending on this setting.
     * If the value is {@code null}, some default value is used which is
     * operating system dependent.
     * @defaultValue null
    public final void setUserAgent(String value);
    public final String getUserAgent();
    public final StringProperty userAgentProperty();


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