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.

#61 Re: Re: user agent "impersonation" needed

by dipa

Monday October 22nd, 2001 7:31 AM

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> 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.

I would suggest spoofing as IE only on site basis, as a temporary solution. That should be the sole purpose of this feature. Most users wouldn't even understand what user-agent string is, so Mozilla/NS6 market share wouldn't be noticeably affected.

There are many web designers who don't give a dime for standards. They will be forced to change attitude when all major sites comply to W3C specs. But until then, user-agent spoof might be a useful hack.