Opened 13 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#6633 assigned enhancement

Option for changing USER-AGENT in Web+

Reported by: streak Owned by: leavengood
Priority: normal Milestone: Unscheduled
Component: Applications/WebPositive Version: R1/alpha2
Keywords: Cc: przemub@…
Blocked By: Blocking:
Platform: All

Description (last modified by pulkomandy)

I'd love to see an option in settings for changing user agent in web+. Im using a lot of apple/iphone pages [which are sleek and quick to load] on my other OS, but unfortunately i cant use it on Haiku, because of hardcoded web+ useragent:

Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; U; WebPositive/533.4; Haiku) AppleWebKit/533.4 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/5.0.375.55 Safari/533.4

For example:

Change History (7)

comment:1 by leavengood, 13 years ago

Owner: changed from stippi to leavengood
Status: newassigned

Probably not a high priority, but I'll see if this can be done fairly easily and take it off stippi's plate.

comment:2 by przemub, 11 years ago

Cc: przemub@… added

comment:3 by luroh, 9 years ago

Milestone: R1Unscheduled

Moving Web+ enhancements out of R1 milestone.

comment:4 by bitigchi, 3 years ago

I believe this should have a bit more priority; ability to change user agent would theoretically help tricking a lot of web pages to simply work.

comment:5 by pulkomandy, 3 years ago

Description: modified (diff)

There is a system for automatically setting the user agent in WebKit only for pages that need it. I would prefer using that rather than always changing the user agent.

Please complain to broken websites, they should not be doing user agent sniffing.

Note that upstream WebKit is also gradually removing things from the user agent to let less info about the user be traced.

Also, if it's only "theoretically", well... most websites already identify us as Apple Safari (the user agent is very close to that, on purpose) and I don't think we could make it much better than that. There are actual problems that prevent websites from working, in most cases.

Last edited 3 years ago by pulkomandy (previous) (diff)

comment:6 by X512, 3 years ago

Appel Safar

Spelling change to avoid trademark issues?

comment:7 by pulkomandy, 3 years ago

More likely I was not fully awake yet.

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