Sony Broadcast & Professional site - Blocks Mozilla

VERIFIED FIXED

Status

Tech Evangelism Graveyard
English US
VERIFIED FIXED
16 years ago
3 years ago

People

(Reporter: Christopher Masto, Assigned: Susie Wyshak)

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Description

16 years ago
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.0.2 (X11; FreeBSD i386; U;) Gecko/0
BuildID:    20020106

Sony is blocking Mozilla.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
Go to the URL.


Actual Results:  Get redirected to

http://bpgprod.sel.sony.com/BPC/NS6/ns6redirect.html

"This site is currently unavailable for Netscape 6 users..."

Expected Results:  Be able to view the web site.

Comment 1

16 years ago
I couldn't reproduce but i don't have flash installed, the ns6.0 message wasn't
redirected to however.
(Reporter)

Comment 2

16 years ago
This has nothing to do with flash.  I just checked it again, it's still blocking
Mozilla.  They're not using server-side sniffing, though; it's JavaScript:

From http://bpgprod.sel.sony.com/:

  var isNS6 = (navigator.appName.indexOf("Netscape") != -1) &&
parseInt(navigator.appVersion.substring(0,1)) > 4;
  if (isNS6) parent.location="/BPC/NS6/ns6redirect.html";

Comment 3

16 years ago
yep, moz 0.9.8 on win2k, i see it ! i see it !
their european vaio site is even worse, it need ie 5+ with LOW security settings
to work, NO other browser works, sony has a very lousy in house webdesigner team ...

Comment 4

16 years ago
Confirmed/2002022202/WinXP

JavaScript Console gives:
Warning: redeclaration of var j
Source File: http://bpgprod.sel.sony.com/
Line: 22, Column: 9
Source Code:
	for(var j=0;j<6;j++)
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true

Updated

16 years ago
Keywords: evang500
(Assignee)

Comment 5

16 years ago
I will try to contact them.
Assignee: aruner → susiew
Summary: Sony is blocking Mozilla → Sony Broadcast & Professional site - Blocks Mozilla
no more deny - fine ;)
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
(Assignee)

Comment 7

16 years ago
Excellent. Works in Netscape 7 also. marking verified.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED

Comment 8

15 years ago
tech evang june 2003 reorg
Component: US Ecommerce → English US
Product: Tech Evangelism → Tech Evangelism Graveyard
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