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Re: Why no Opera?

On Wed, Sep 12, 2007 at 08:51:02AM +1000, Ben Finney <bignose+hates-spam@benfinney.id.au> wrote:
> Felipe Sateler <fsateler@gmail.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 [0]. 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
> amount".

I've been using a UA like "Epiphany/2.18.3-1 (Debian) Gecko/"
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.


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