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Re: Iceweasel and Firefox compatibility

On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 08:54:41AM -0600, John Goerzen wrote:
> Mike Hommey wrote:
> > On Mon, Nov 09, 2009 at 10:12:07AM -0600, John Goerzen wrote:
> >> Hi everyone,
> >>
> >> The fact that Iceweasel does not behave like Firefox in some important
> >> areas has been bothering me more and more of late.  Iceweasel breaks
> >> many, many web apps by virtue of not using the Firefox user-agent
> >> string.  It also breaks compatibility with some plugins.
> > 
> > I just decided I don't care anymore. So here is a deal to those reading
> > this thread. Give me a UA string that:
> > - Doesn't claim to be Firefox (i.e keep Iceweasel in it)
> Would it meet your requirements if it said something like "Linux;
> Debian-Iceweasel" down deep in it somewhere?  We could keep Firefox
> where people expect it, and add Iceweasel deep in it?

That sounds like claiming to be Firefox, with a small note saying it's
actually Iceweasel. I'm much more in favor of keeping the Iceweasel
string as it is and adding something, this something having to be

Let me suggest adding "(like Firefox/3.5)", but I'm not sure how the
crappy sites parsing the version number will deal with the closing



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