[webkit-gtk] User agent signature

Gustavo Noronha Silva gns at gnome.org
Fri Dec 20 04:11:06 PST 2013

Em Qui, 2013-12-19 às 21:34 -0600, Michael Catanzaro escreveu:
> On Wed, 2013-12-18 at 20:14 +0100, Víctor M. Jáquez L. wrote:
> 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....

The X11 bit made lots of pages confused. But yeah, like you said there
are no good or correct options here. I think we'll have to add
site-specific quirks. User agent sniffing is a blight on the web.


Gustavo Noronha Silva <gns at gnome.org>
GNOME Project
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