Please stop the User Agent madness

  • At the moment Vivaldi follows the usual User Agent schema which is a big f***ed up mess where one compatibility compromise follows the other: [code]Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_10_5) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/48.0.2564.48 Safari/537.36 Vivaldi/1.0.357.5[/code] If you are interested in the mess and how this came to life i suggest reading this excellent blog post: [url=]History of the browser user-agent string[/url] [b][color=#ff0000]This madness has to stop! [/color][/b] It not only makes identifying browsers yourself a tedious act, it also confuses most statistics and analytics tools and produces tons of false negatives and positives. And NO, i do not want to use this to create browser switches, browser switches are just plain wrong and should be punishable by law. Imho the user agent should look something like this: [code]Vivaldi/1.0.357.5 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_10_5)[/code] [b][color=#ff0000]So please Vivaldi Team be courageous, lead by example and stop this madness![/color][/b]

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    No, if the useragent would be only the short one you suggested, some Webapps and Websites would fail.
    May be your useragent is then a madness.

    Why do you think your suggestion is usable in real WWW?
    Please tell us.

  • @TimeWaster:

    This madness has to stop!


    But I think the madness is there because not even the big names were able to stop it.

    I think that a move in that direction from Vivaldi would be brave but futile.

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