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Tuesday May 15th, 2001

This week's report features updates from K-Meleon, DocZilla, the Links Panel, and the new Link Element Toolbar. Enjoy!


#40 Re: Re: Re: Re: come on.

by basic <_basic@yahoo.com>

Wednesday May 23rd, 2001 10:08 PM

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If web designers are going to design based on so called stats (which mostly use the http header user-agent field to determine browser type), many browsers are going to be left out! The problem is that many sites also use browser detection to serve pages, and if you give then a Mozilla or Opera user-agent, they would give a 404 or claim that your browser is not supported.

The only way for Mozilla or Opera to browse the site is to spoof their user-agent. See bugs 3688 <http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3688> , 46029 <http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=46029> and 80658 <http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=80658>