Browser ID/User Agent
dsilvers at netsurf-browser.org
Tue Aug 1 21:54:26 BST 2017
On Tue, Aug 01, 2017 at 21:40:57 +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
> Chrome/44.0.2403.133 Safari/537.36
> Observations, please!
NetSurf is not telling lies. In addition, browser name sniffing is considered
harmful because of how many extensions exist which allow you to change it.
Basically just "no".
Daniel Silverstone http://www.netsurf-browser.org/
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