Monthly Archives: January 2010 SOAP API Gotchas Part 4

Another round of tips on tricky parts of the Salesforce SOAP API. Learn about the new initial login URL (API 17 and above), field validation errors, and more.

On User Agent Strings and Bots

User agent strings are the obvious way to identify web spiders, but only a few bots make that easy. Many bots present as browsers, making a comprehensive list of bot user agent strings impossible.