[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 7342] User Agent string not conforming to standards.

bugzilla-daemon at opendarwin.org bugzilla-daemon at opendarwin.org
Tue Jun 27 16:10:56 PDT 2006


opendarwin.org at bdash.net.nz changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|UNCONFIRMED                 |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |INVALID

------- Comment #3 from opendarwin.org at bdash.net.nz  2006-06-27 16:10 PDT -------
The Safari version number in the user agent string is inserted by Safari, and
thus is outside of the scope of WebKit.  Bugs in Safari should be reported at

As for the issue, I do not see how the Safari version number is any more useful
than the build number.  Both provide information about which version of Safari
is in use, with the build number being more granular than the version number.

Developers in most cases should *not* be checking the Safari version number,
but should instead focus on the WebKit version number.  This allows them to
support all WebKit-based browsers rather than just Safari.  

>From a more practical point of view, changing the format will break any
existing code that checks the version number of Safari.  I cannot see that
being desirable unless it were to provide some huge gains.

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