Browser ID/User Agent

John Williams JohnRW at
Tue Aug 1 21:40:57 BST 2017

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 
        Chrome/44.0.2403.133 Safari/537.36

Observations, please!


| John Williams             
| johnrw at

 Literary allusions are often magical - the art of the allusionist *

More information about the netsurf-users mailing list