Re: Why no Opera?
On Wed, Sep 12, 2007 at 08:51:02AM +1000, Ben Finney <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Felipe Sateler <email@example.com> writes:
> > Ben Finney wrote:
> > > Again, I don't see what's preventing people from using [other web
> > > browser] software if they want to.
> > Maybe a significant amount of sites that only work with IE
> > (unavailable on linux, at least without wine) or Firefox?
> If that's still true, I don't see it. I surf with my User-Agent set to
> an informative string that, if read, encourages the reader to observe
> W3C standards and stop obsessing over User-Agent . In other words,
> the site has no idea which web browser I'm using.
> In the last five years, surfing countless thousands of pages, I've
> encountered maybe a dozen that refused to work with an unknown
> browser. In the last two years, I can't recall *any* sites that did
> so. No doubt they exist, but IME, it's far from "a significant
I've been using a UA like "Epiphany/2.18.3-1 (Debian) Gecko/188.8.131.52-1"
for a few weeks now, and I can tell you there *are* sites that refuse to
work with an unknown browser, still. Starting with gmail, though there
is a way to have it work full featured.