Thursday June 3rd, 1999
Eric Krock of Netscape wrote to me and asked that I make this request to mz's readers:
Apparently there are many people out there using User Agent detection scripts that not only fail to detect IE5 and Mozilla (what will be Communicator5), but fail to detect that scripts meant for IE4 and Nav4 would also work in the 5.0 browsers. Netscape has created a more up-to-date client sniffer, and is requesting that people mention it in the signature area of their email messages - sort of a grass-roots way of getting the message out that User Agent detection has to be updated. Here's the recommended message:
I've enabled the link in the sig above solely so you can visit the page and see it for yourself...
by Kevin Berkheiser
Thursday June 3rd, 1999 4:38 PM
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I actually started using it a few weeks ago. It works pretty good. The only problem is that Opera minor revision numbers are not detected because for some reason the Opera developers decided not to put it in the navigator.appversion result but instead in the navigator.useragent.