[webkit-gtk] Dynamic user agent

Carlos Garcia Campos cgarcia at igalia.com
Thu May 8 07:07:34 PDT 2014

El mié, 07-05-2014 a las 18:27 -0003, Gustavo Noronha Silva escribió:
> Hey,
> On Ter, 6 Mai, 2014 at 7:54 , Carlos Garcia Campos
> <cgarcia at igalia.com> wrote:
> > My first idea was to keep them static in the source code, similar to
> > plugin quirks, but I agree that information might become obsolete
> > soon.
> I wrote something exactly like this a while ago, specifically so that
> Google would stop misbehaving, so we did have something like this, but
> I think it was never ported to WebKit2

I didn't know it :-P

> There's a FrameLoaderClient method that is called to get the
> User-Agent and is given a URL, so hooking there and having a list of
> sites and User-Agents would be enough; we could make that list be a
> text (or json) file that would make it easier to update, mapping
> domain patterns to user agents.
> That's what we used to do:
> http://trac.webkit.org/browser/releases/WebKitGTK/webkit-2.4.1/Source/WebKit/gtk/webkit/webkitwebsettings.cpp#L1647

Thanks for the pointer. I've wrote a patch, for now it only converts the
latest changes we've made to the UA string as site specific quirks. Do
we still need a specific UA string for google sites now that we don't
have Chromium/Chrome in our UA?

See https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=132681

Adding new quirks should be easy.

> Gustavo Noronha

Carlos Garcia Campos
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