[webkit-dev] UA string changes blog draft

Mark Rowe mrowe at apple.com
Fri Mar 25 12:54:16 PDT 2011

On 2011-03-25, at 12:07, Peter Kasting wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 25, 2011 at 11:44 AM, Peter Kasting <pkasting at google.com> wrote:
> I've incorporated all the existing feedback into the draft.  Feel free to take another look.
> Since some folks seem to be unable to see the draft even while logged in, here's the new fulltext.
> PK
> ---
> User Agent String Changes On WebKit Trunk
> Posted by Peter Kasting on Friday, March 25th, 2011 at 11:44 am
> Recently some changes to the User Agent (UA) string have landed. These changes are designed to add UA string detail, remove redundancy, and increase compatibility with Internet Explorer, and are happening in conjunction with similar changes in Firefox 4.
> Here are the equivalent post-change UA strings:
> Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; WOW64) AppleWebKit/534.24 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.3 Safari/534.24
> Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_6_7) AppleWebKit/534.24 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.3 Safari/534.24

Is there some reason why these examples use manufactured Safari build numbers?  It's implausible that a version of Safari with a build number of 534.24 would ever claim to be version 5.0.3.

- Mark

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