User Agent & Safari?

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User Agent & Safari?

Postby DaveIron » Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:34 am

I'm just curious but does anyone know why Safari is at the end of my user agent string?

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Iron/4.0.280.0 Chrome/4.0.280.0 Safari/532.9
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Re: User Agent & Safari?

Postby bksening » Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:44 am

Because Chromium, on which Iron is based, runs with the same WebKit rendering engine as Safari.

When Chrome/Chromium was developed, since it was a new browser, one of the stated design goals was that Chrome/Chromium should render webpages the same as Safari/WebKit. The "Safari" in the user-agent allows for old/non-updated websites that check the user-agent for "Safari" to allow Chrome/Chromium/Iron to (hopefully) be detected and function the same as Safari.
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Re: User Agent & Safari?

Postby DaveIron » Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:24 pm

OK thanks, that makes a lot of sense. I've always liked Webkit based browsers, Safari 3 was quite good & I liked it a lot despite some of its incompatibilities. I'm not a great fan of Safari 4. It's so heavy & power hungry I think it would only work well on the Starship Enterprise LOL!
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