Stop the User-Agent string madness :P



  • Be brave and add option to present browser like
    Vivaldi/1.15.1111.3 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64)
    or
    Vivaldi/1.15.1111.3 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) Chromium/64.0.3282.170

    Just as a proof that browsers should stop pretending and this mess should be ended :P


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    @rotfl There would be nothing brave about doing that. As far as I know, it will just break more sites.

    Just make it easier for users to Spoof the User Agent



  • @pesala Nothing? Maybe except breaking this Mozilla-AppleWebKit-Gecko-Chrome-Safari nonsense. It could be as revolutionary as removal of floppy drive from Apple computers.

    Yes, I know the result.
    This is just sad that we have to maintain this legacy rubbish.

    Treat this entry with a pinch of salt ;)


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    @rotfl said in Stop the User-Agent string madness :P:

    Nothing? Maybe except breaking this Mozilla-AppleWebKit-Gecko-Chrome-Safari nonsense.

    Perhaps a bit ambitious to aspire to for a browser with less than a tenth of a percent of usership... (of course, to ensure we never got any more users, and lost many of the ones we have, we could go ahead and send an unrecognized UA string, so that most websites would send us only broken code. That would be clever. \sarcasm)



  • @ayespy Yea ;)
    This may be treated as ambitious joke but ts can be also about promoting open web standards over proprietary ones.
    If all browsers that fulfil standards would got served equally the problem will be gone.
    Hardcoding User-Agent strings (aka "Chrome only") by web developers is kind of a pathology.

    Yes.... It's a hard job under Google monopoly... huh....


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