[webkit-dev] UA string changes blog draft

Peter Kasting pkasting at google.com
Fri Mar 25 12:02:47 PDT 2011

On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 11:54 AM, David Levin <levin at google.com> wrote:

> The blog post begs the question  made me wonder.
> Why was "Macintosh; " kept when it is redundant with "Intel Mac OS X
> 10_6_7"?
> The reasoning seem analogous to what was given for why "Windows;" was
> removed.

Unlike "Windows", the string "Macintosh" does not otherwise occur in the OS
version.  So sites looking for the token "Macintosh" to detect Macs will all

Also, the main reason for both Gecko and WebKit to remove "Windows" was to
match IE, which isn't a factor in the Mac UA string.

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