Opened 10 months ago

Closed 10 months ago

Last modified 10 months ago

#17213 closed bug (no change required)

Update Webkit user-agent

Reported by: Coldfirex Owned by: pulkomandy
Priority: normal Milestone: Unscheduled
Component: Kits/Web Kit Version: R1/beta3
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Platform: All

Description

We currently report webkit 605.1.15 (equivalent of Safari 11) on Beta3. Our actual version appears to be 612.1.21 (equivalent of Safari 14).

There are several websites that show banners that our browser is unsupported (github for example; they support the last 2 major versions of each browser).

Can we bump the user-agent string?

Change History (5)

comment:1 by nephele, 10 months ago

Resolution: no change required
Status: newclosed

This has already been done for haikuwebkit 1.8.3-dev, it will be in the next release.

https://github.com/haiku/haikuwebkit/commit/7c9c1246d3c40a0e99bf573ad0f53738b478c91d

comment:2 by nephele, 10 months ago

Note also that safari doesn't report higher webkit versions either, so any heuristics checking that would not work anyway. https://www.whatismybrowser.com/guides/the-latest-user-agent/safari .

comment:3 by pulkomandy, 10 months ago

Yes, WebKit team got annoyed by people checking the WebKit version and now it's not updated anymore and frozen at some fixed version. And websites started to rely on the Safari version instead :'(

comment:4 by Coldfirex, 10 months ago

Interesting, thanks. Since it isnt in the nightly do we need to wait for Beta 4?

comment:5 by pulkomandy, 10 months ago

No, we can tag new releases of haikuwebkit whenever we want to.

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