[webkit-gtk] User agent signature

Michael Catanzaro mcatanzaro at gnome.org
Thu Dec 19 19:34:34 PST 2013

On Wed, 2013-12-18 at 20:14 +0100, Víctor M. Jáquez L. wrote:
> Because of this bug:
> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=124229
> In 2.2.4 wkgtk will change its ua a bit again:
> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=125444
> vmjl

With WebKit 2.2.3, my user agent is:

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Intel Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/538.1 (KHTML, like Gecko)
Safari/538.1 Epiphany/3.10.2

Whenever I create a bug in GNOME Bugzilla, my OS is detected as OS X.
This is not very impressive. Trying to access the Google+ hangouts
plugin [1], I find Google is so confused that I am only able to download
the Windows installer. I'm still presented with the Linux build of
Firefox [2], but I hazard a guess that may not be the case once you
remove X11 from the user agent.

I imagine this is only the tip of the breakage iceberg. I know you
probably don't have any good options here and cannot continue pretending
to be Chromium, but this change does not seem to be working out very
well. Good luck....

[1] https://tools.google.com/dlpage/hangoutplugin
[2] https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/
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