Monster UA string

November 21, 2009

Since we're a minority browser, many sites don't support us. This is fine when it's our bug, but sometimes a site is wrong to block us. Our rule is that we put some effort into contacting sites to get them to fix the problem, but in emergencies or where they're unwilling/able, we spoof.

Yahoo mail has three modes:

You might ask, how are Windows and Linux Chrome different? And the answer is "they aren't", except for the UA string. (And that we antialias fonts.) So I "fixed" it with a UA string tweak that I find hilarious.

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows Linux x86_64; en-US) AppleWebKit/532.5 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/ Safari/532.5

I imagine their regex must match "Windows \S+" or something to allow NT, XP, etc.

Arv notes that we're now claiming that we are all of: