Bug#484121: tasksel: let's sync on the GNOME task
On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 04:29:43AM -0400, Eric Dorland wrote:
> * Joey Hess (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> > Eric Dorland wrote:
> > > So the user agent thing is fairly well documented at
> > > http://bugs.debian.org/399633, but basically it's our stand against
> > > user-agent insanity. We could of course make it say Firefox easily,
> > > but this certainly seems a bit defeatist.
> > s/defeatist/defeated/
> > I realized this battle was over when discussion on debian-user revieled
> > that google maps behaved differently in firefox than iceweasel, because it
> > used a firefox-UA specific test to enable a feature (closing the sidebar
> > to make the map take up the full screen).
> > If the top website out there gets it "wrong", the battle is effectively
> > over; "right" or "wrong" no longer really matters (victors write history
> > etc).
> Well I think Google generally does treat the Iceweasel user agent
> properly. Not everyone understands these issues as well as they
> should, mistakes get made. I mean we could set the User-Agent to IE
> like some other browsers do, that would make more sites work.
> > > I think we should almost
> > > certainly document the workaround better in the README.Debian. Of
> > > course I highly respect Joey's opinion so I'm open to more
> > > convincing.
> > I'm afraid that documenting it in README.Debian won't help desktop users
> > who just find that this strange "iceweasel" browser we install by
> > default doesn't work on sites that firefox works on.
> Could we do it in a more prominent perhaps?
Note that the about: page, which is the default home page in iceweasel,
contains a link to the README.Debian file.