Closed Bug 648903 Opened 9 years ago Closed 6 years ago

hrblock.com - Bad UA sniffing makes it not allow Firefox under Linux

Categories

(Web Compatibility :: Desktop, defect)

All
Linux
defect
Not set

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

People

(Reporter: davemgarrett, Unassigned)

References

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Details

Apparently the H&R Block tax return filing website has some bad user agent string sniffing and tells you that Firefox isn't supported if you're running under Linux. A website is incapable of being operating system or architecture dependent so long as it's not installing any other software, and sadly too many do crappy UA sniffing like this and break things for no good reason. Their site can be used fully after spoofing the UA to Windows instead of Linux.
I tried a SeaMonkey Linux UA without issues.
Assignee: english-us → nobody
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 6 years ago
Component: English US → Desktop
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Product: Tech Evangelism → Web Compatibility
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