User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.3b) Gecko/20030210 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.3b) Gecko/20030210 I'm sorry, but I am sick to death of sites which say "your browser is not fully supported" when the sites work fine. I don't know much about browsers, but I believe the browser identifies itself to the Webserver, so can we please have an option in preferances which identifies Mozilla as internet explorer 6, which is almost universally supported. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. 2. 3.
What are you requesting? If you want the possibility of chaning the browser's User-Agent string, this bug report would be invalid, because the option is already there. If you want this option to appear in the graphical preferences, this RFE seems valid to me.
The problem is: if you say to the web server that you are using IE 6 then their stats will show that only IE 6 is used and they will have no interest about Mozilla at all. What you must do is send them an email asking to make it work in any browser. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 46029 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Yes in the graphical preferances, preferably not an editable string, as I don't know the user-agent string for IE6 Ok then, Alfonso. I see your point. How about a site dependant user agent string then? for examble, if www.foobar.com tells me that my "browser is not fully supported" then I can put that onto a list that gets requested as internet explorer? Perhaps we could cheat a bit with boiler plate "Your website complains it is not Mozilla compatable!" Emails. Good point tho.
If browser developers pander to clueless webmasters like this, by "masking" their user agent strings to resemble something that isn't blocked, then they're becoming part of the problem rather than part of the solution... they're helping to perpetuate such cluelessness.
verified dup. Reporter: at uabar.mozdev.org you find an addon that does what you want.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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