On Tue, Aug 01, 2017 at 09:40:57PM +0100, John Williams wrote:
I've been doing some stuff recently with browser ID strings, and find that
it is quite complicated!
There is stuff called Mozilla compatibility, platform, platform details,
specific enhancements etcetera! All very difficult to untangle!
But NetSurf (RISC OS) resolutely reports itself as:
NetSurf/3.7 (RISC OS)
which isn't terribly helpful/compatible with the likes of, for instance:
Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 6.0.1; SAMSUNG SM-T550 Build/MMB29M)
AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) SamsungBrowser/4.0
All the accreted nonsense in the UA string you site from your phone is
because websites used UA sniffing to decide what to serve, and then web
browsers needed to lie in order to be compatible. It was an endless