tduffy at directvinternet.com
Thu Jan 31 08:37:25 PST 2002
On Thu, 2002-01-31 at 08:26, Sean Neakums wrote:
> > Not if I set my user agent in user.js to fool stupid websites into
> > thinking I am Netscrape 4.x.
> Causing a free browser to report that it is a non-free browser does
> not change the fact that no version of Netscape below 5 was free
Your logic is solid, but my point was that free browsers are designed to
allow you to surf the world looking like a non-free browser for many
good reasons, so your regexp might trip on this and cause an otherwise
free-browser-wielding person to not be able to post to this list...
And such a free-browser-wielding person would probably rather have the
weblogs report a Netscape hit than an IE one...(IE is a Mozilla 5.0
compatible user agent).
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