Closed Bug 154645 Opened 18 years ago Closed 18 years ago
Faking to be a MSIE browser
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.0) Gecko/20020529 BuildID: 2002052918 Request for enhangement ======================= Some sites somehow only works if it thinks it is talking to a MS-browser. In some cases this can be circomvented by letting Mozilla pretent to be a MS-browser by modifying the file .mozilla/default/???????.slt/prefs.js and the entry user_pref("general.useragent.override", "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE5.5; Windows 98;"); The problem is that now all sites thinks that you are a MS-browser and statistics will be twisted and not show the real usage of Mozilla. I would like to suggest that the "useragent.override" option should be modifiable on a per site basis like with the cookies. This will enable users to truefully tell the world they use a Mozilla-browser while pretent to be a MS-browser when talking to mono-culture-sites that only works with MS-browsers. It would be even better if there would be a "useragent manager" like the "cookie manager" under Preferences->Privacy&Security->Cookies.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 80658 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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