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Re: [K12OSN] Can not access science web site. Can firefox masquerade as another browser?



what exactly does "switching the user agent of the
browser" do?  I just tried installing this extension
and used it to visit an IE-only site, but no joy. 
Does this extension simply report to the website that
the browser is IE, or does it actually implement some
IE-only functionality?

-Rob


--- Adam Melancon <adammelancon gmail com> wrote:
> User Agent Switcher - Firefox Extension
> 
> User Agent Switcher 0.6.1, by Chris Pederick,
> released on December 05, 2004
> Quick Description
> 
> Adds a menu to switch the user agent of the browser.
> 
> 
>
https://addons.update.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?id=59
> 
> On 4/13/05, Bill Bardon <bill computassist com>
> wrote:
> > On Wednesday, Apr 13 Dan Young wrote:
> > > This is good. You should also complain loudly
> and often to them for
> > > having a broken site. IE-only sites are soooo
> late 90's.
> > 
> > YES!
> > 
> > Sites that exclude other browsers need to hear
> from us.  I just sent a
> > message to these folks along that line.  Some of
> you may want to
> > follow suit.  Just don't quote mine verbatim - too
> obvious.  ;-)
> > 
> > Here it is:
> > 
> > Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2005 12:31:55 -0500
> > From: Bill Bardon <bill computassist com>
> > To: webmaster pearson com
> > Subject: Browser compatibility
> > 
> > The Scott Foresman Science web site (goes with 3rd
> grade text book)
> > does not allow browsing with Firefox, even though
> the browser works
> > fine, as far as I can tell.  If I instruct Firefox
> to identify itself to
> > the server as MS IE 6.0, the site functions
> without problems.
> > 
> > Do you have plans to include Firefox in your list
> of acceptable browsers
> > soon?  Better yet, please eliminate the
> browser-specific code wherever
> > possible and make your site accessible to the
> larger public.  Let users
> > choose their browser.  See how at
> http://validator.w3.org/
> > 
> > More schools, including the ones I am involved
> with, are moving to Linux
> > and/or using Firefox to escape IE's security woes.
>  Not just web sites,
> > but educational software for Linux is going to see
> a large increase in
> > market size.  I hope Scott Foresman will be
> proactive in recognizing
> > this, and implementing more platform-independent
> products in the near
> > future.
> > 
> > --
> > Bill Bardon
> > COMPUTASSIST
> > Omaha, Nebraska
> > http://www.computassist.com
> > 
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