how to spoof the browser type?

Felix Miata mrmazda at
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:

Those who find other major sites that reject Gecko browsers are free to
look for existing Evangelism bugs for those sites on, and file new ones if they fail
to find any. Instructions are on
which includes template language for writing webmasters.
"The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing,
but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God."
                                        1 Corinthians 1:18 NIV

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