how to spoof the browser type?

Felix Miata mrmazda at ij.net
Tue Jan 4 19:24:53 UTC 2005


Matthew Miller wrote:
 
> On Tue, Jan 04, 2005 at 11:13:16AM -0500, Marc M wrote:

> > job link gives you this message when viewed with mozilla firefox.  I
> > want to be able to alter the mozilla code to fool whatever it is with
> > these dumb sites.  Has anybody out there done such a thing?
 
> As someone else pointed out, there's an extension which makes this easy.
 
> However, if we keep doing this, the, as you say, "dumb sites" will never
> learn. After installing the extension and successfully visiting the site,
> send 'em e-mail explaining that their site works fine with Firefox and that
> they shouldn't arbitrarily block it. (Also maybe point 'em to some of the
> recent articles on browser stats.)

If someone actually does write, they should record what they did and any
response in the Mozilla Evangelism bug:
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=277023

Those who find other major sites that reject Gecko browsers are free to
look for existing Evangelism bugs for those sites on
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/query.cgi, and file new ones if they fail
to find any. Instructions are on
http://www.mozilla.org/projects/tech-evangelism/site/procedures.html#file-new
which includes template language for writing webmasters.
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