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#1392 closed bug (invalid)

Opened July 12, 2007 09:14PM UTC

Closed September 15, 2007 01:27PM UTC

Gecko is gecko

Reported by: Jonno Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone: 1.2.1
Component: core Version: 1.2
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

Basicaly, detecting "Mozilla" is not very smart (as many, but not all, non-Mozilla browsers include Mozilla in their user agents). The only safe way I know about to reliably detect a Mozilla based browser is to look for Gecko/YYYYMMDD in the user agent (other browser may include "like Gecko", but none other include the gecko build date).

More browsers than Opera might masquerade as MSIE. The only way to reliably detect for MSIE is to use Conditional Compilation of JavaScript in IE.

The attached patch fixes these issues as well as adds support for khtml (very similar to WebKit).

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Changed September 15, 2007 01:27PM UTC by john comment:1

resolution: → invalid
status: newclosed

Our current implementation works for all browsers that we support - if a user is spoofing their useragent, then they're obviously asking for that browser's specific implementation of functionality. We should not try to circumvent that.