aamc.org - bad browser detection

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

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Tech Evangelism Graveyard
English US
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
13 years ago
3 years ago

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(Reporter: Dan, Unassigned)

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13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 MultiZilla/1.7.0.2d
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 MultiZilla/1.7.0.2d

Browser detection distinguishes between Netscape 7.x and Mozilla/Firefox. If all
are based on the 1.7.x tree, then shouldn't the backend engine be completely the
same? I think this is a bad browser detection script.

Workaround is to spoof the browser and trick the page into thinking that the
browser is one of the 3 it supports (IE5.5, IE6, or Netscape 7)

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. go to https://services.aamc.org/AMCAS2_2006/
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Actual Results:  
site telling me I should use IE5.5, IE6 of Netscape 7

Expected Results:  
webpage should lump Netscape 7, Mozilla, and Firefox into one group

Comment 1

13 years ago
They should read
<http://developer-test.mozilla.org/docs/Browser_Detection_and_Cross_Browser_Support>
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Summary: bad browser detection → aamc.org - bad browser detection

Comment 2

11 years ago
My Bank cannot identify this as IE or Netscape or Firefox, so it just stops. Same for Access Accounts, just stops program installation.

Comment 3

7 years ago
INCOMPLETE due to lack of activity since the end of 2009.

If someone is willing to investigate the issues raised in this bug to determine whether they still exist, *and* work with the site in question to fix any existing issues, please feel free to re-open and assign to yourself.

Sorry for the bugspam; filter on "NO MORE PRE-2010 TE BUGS" to remove.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
Product: Tech Evangelism → Tech Evangelism Graveyard
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