Closed Bug 154645 Opened 18 years ago Closed 18 years ago

Faking to be a MSIE browser

Categories

(SeaMonkey :: General, enhancement)

enhancement
Not set
normal

Tracking

(Not tracked)

VERIFIED DUPLICATE of bug 80658

People

(Reporter: hc, Assigned: Matti)

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Details

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
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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
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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