JavaScript navigator.appName returns "Netscape"

VERIFIED WONTFIX

Status

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Core
JavaScript Engine
VERIFIED WONTFIX
16 years ago
16 years ago

People

(Reporter: Eric Pement, Assigned: rogerl (gone))

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Windows 2000
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Description

16 years ago
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.0rc3)
Gecko/20020523
BuildID:    2002052306

The JavaScript property navigator.appName returns "Netscape".
It should return "Mozilla" instead.


Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. From menubar, select Tools | Web Development | JavaScript console
2. Type 'alert(navigator.appName)'
3. Click on "Evaluate"

Actual Results:  Returns "Netscape"

Expected Results:  Return "Mozilla"

If not corrected, many client-side JavaScript detection routines
will identify Mozilla 1.0 as Netscape 5.0 instead.

Comment 1

16 years ago
wontfix. otherwise a *lot* of sites are gonna brake for mozilla...
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
yes, "Netscape" is correct

>If not corrected, many client-side JavaScript detection routines
>will identify Mozilla 1.0 as Netscape 5.0 instead.

The UA Netscape5.0 is Netscape6.0 and this is correct or many pages would not work.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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