how to spoof the browser type?

Robin Laing Robin.Laing at
Tue Jan 4 20:25:40 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.)

Take 5 minutes and email the site devolper.  Also provide links to the 
World Wide Web Consortium and point out the standards as well as teh 
validator services.

Robin Laing
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