Gecko Appearing in Compuserve Betas

Thursday October 18th, 2001

AOL today confirmed that Gecko has been embedding into beta versions of CompuServe 7, according to this article. AOL 7 was released yesterday, still with IE as its embedded browser, but because CompuServe's software seems to be much like the AOL software, it's likely that we could also see AOL sporting Gecko as it's browser in the future.

#57 Re: user agent "impersonation" needed

by dave532

Monday October 22nd, 2001 5:01 AM

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...and then all the webmasters will think we're all happily using IE and will not change their practices.

It's a bad idea. Perhaps spoof a user-agent for a particular site that you must access (e.g. a bank site) - and email that site to say that you're dissatisfied with their browser policies.

But if all Mozilla users start setting their browsers to spoof IE then it's not gonna help Mozilla's market share so you could say it would be a victory for IE.