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  1. here is something different: Reuters works with seamonkey, not withfirefox

    I was shocked today when this Reuters site said I had to upgrade my
    firefox browser. Actually, I had my seamonkey user agent switcher set to
    Firefox. When I changed it back to default it worked :-O

    Does not seem to matter whether it's firefox XP or Linux. Seems to do it
    for IE7 too.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/marke...0080423?rpc=44

  2. Re: here is something different: Reuters works with seamonkey, notwith firefox

    On 24/04/08 07:09, Philip wrote:
    > I was shocked today when this Reuters site said I had to upgrade my
    > firefox browser. Actually, I had my seamonkey user agent switcher set to
    > Firefox. When I changed it back to default it worked :-O
    >
    > Does not seem to matter whether it's firefox XP or Linux. Seems to do it
    > for IE7 too.
    >
    > http://www.reuters.com/article/marke...0080423?rpc=44


    Which Firefox version were you masquerading as? (What did it display
    after "Build identifier" at the bottom of the page obtained by typing
    about: in the URL bar?) I've been doing a few experiments on that
    Reuters page with a Firefox branch-nightly (whose "authentic" UA string
    is the first one below):

    Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.1.15pre) Gecko/20080423
    BonEcho/2.0.0.15pre
    -- OK

    Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.1.15pre) Gecko/20080423
    Firefox/2.0.0.15pre
    -- OK

    Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.1.15pre) Gecko/20080423
    Firefox/1.5.0.2
    -- OK

    Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.0.0) Gecko/20050101
    Firefox/1.5.0.0
    -- OK

    Mozilla/4.8 [en] (Windows NT 6.0; U)
    "It's Time To Upgrade Your Browser" with links to IE7 and Firefox for
    Windows, Safari and Firefox for MacOsX, nothing labeled "for Linux"
    (though the Firefox links would work).


    Best regards,
    Tony.
    --
    "I didn't know it was impossible when I did it."

  3. Re: here is something different: Reuters works with seamonkey, notwith firefox

    On 4/23/2008 10:09 PM, Philip wrote:
    > I was shocked today when this Reuters site said I had to upgrade my
    > firefox browser. Actually, I had my seamonkey user agent switcher set to
    > Firefox. When I changed it back to default it worked :-O
    >
    > Does not seem to matter whether it's firefox XP or Linux. Seems to do it
    > for IE7 too.
    >
    > http://www.reuters.com/article/marke...0080423?rpc=44


    I spoofed Firefox with the following UA string and did not have any
    problems:
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.13)
    Gecko/20080313 Firefox/2.0.0.13

    After removing the Reuters cookies from the above test, I then spoofed
    with the following UA string and still did not have any problems:
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.13)
    Gecko/20080313 SeaMonkey/1.1.9, NOT Firefox/2.0.0.13

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  4. Re: here is something different: Reuters works with seamonkey, notwith firefox

    David E. Ross wrote:
    > On 4/23/2008 10:09 PM, Philip wrote:
    >> I was shocked today when this Reuters site said I had to upgrade my
    >> firefox browser. Actually, I had my seamonkey user agent switcher set to
    >> Firefox. When I changed it back to default it worked :-O
    >>
    >> Does not seem to matter whether it's firefox XP or Linux. Seems to do it
    >> for IE7 too.
    >>
    >> http://www.reuters.com/article/marke...0080423?rpc=44

    >
    > I spoofed Firefox with the following UA string and did not have any
    > problems:
    > Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.13)
    > Gecko/20080313 Firefox/2.0.0.13
    >
    > After removing the Reuters cookies from the above test, I then spoofed
    > with the following UA string and still did not have any problems:
    > Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.13)
    > Gecko/20080313 SeaMonkey/1.1.9, NOT Firefox/2.0.0.13
    >


    As a test, I spoofed as FF 2.0.0.11 and I got that upgrade
    message, too.

    Then when I spoofed as 14, I still got that message.

    UA for 14 is: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1;
    en-US; rv:1.8.1.14) Gecko/20080404 Firefox/2.0.0.14

    When I use FF 2.0.0.14, it works great.

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  5. Re: here is something different: Reuters works with seamonkey, notwith firefox

    Tony Mechelynck wrote:
    > On 24/04/08 07:09, Philip wrote:
    >> I was shocked today when this Reuters site said I had to upgrade my
    >> firefox browser. Actually, I had my seamonkey user agent switcher set to
    >> Firefox. When I changed it back to default it worked :-O
    >>
    >> Does not seem to matter whether it's firefox XP or Linux. Seems to do it
    >> for IE7 too.
    >>
    >> http://www.reuters.com/article/marke...0080423?rpc=44

    >
    > Which Firefox version were you masquerading as? (What did it display
    > after "Build identifier" at the bottom of the page obtained by typing
    > about: in the URL bar?) I've been doing a few experiments on that
    > Reuters page with a Firefox branch-nightly (whose "authentic" UA string
    > is the first one below):
    >
    > Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.1.15pre) Gecko/20080423
    > BonEcho/2.0.0.15pre
    > -- OK
    >
    > Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.1.15pre) Gecko/20080423
    > Firefox/2.0.0.15pre
    > -- OK
    >
    > Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.1.15pre) Gecko/20080423
    > Firefox/1.5.0.2
    > -- OK
    >
    > Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.0.0) Gecko/20050101
    > Firefox/1.5.0.0
    > -- OK
    >
    > Mozilla/4.8 [en] (Windows NT 6.0; U)
    > "It's Time To Upgrade Your Browser" with links to IE7 and Firefox for
    > Windows, Safari and Firefox for MacOsX, nothing labeled "for Linux"
    > (though the Firefox links would work).
    >
    >
    > Best regards,
    > Tony.


    Both these triggered the update browser page

    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1) Gecko/20061010
    Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.1.9) Gecko/20071103

    This worked
    Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.1.13) Gecko/20080328

    Pretty fussy if you ask me.

  6. Re: here is something different: Reuters works with seamonkey, notwith firefox

    Philip wrote:
    > Tony Mechelynck wrote:
    >> On 24/04/08 07:09, Philip wrote:
    >>> I was shocked today when this Reuters site said I had to upgrade my
    >>> firefox browser. Actually, I had my seamonkey user agent switcher set to
    >>> Firefox. When I changed it back to default it worked :-O
    >>>
    >>> Does not seem to matter whether it's firefox XP or Linux. Seems to do it
    >>> for IE7 too.
    >>>
    >>> http://www.reuters.com/article/marke...0080423?rpc=44

    >> Which Firefox version were you masquerading as? (What did it display
    >> after "Build identifier" at the bottom of the page obtained by typing
    >> about: in the URL bar?) I've been doing a few experiments on that
    >> Reuters page with a Firefox branch-nightly (whose "authentic" UA string
    >> is the first one below):
    >>
    >> Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.1.15pre) Gecko/20080423
    >> BonEcho/2.0.0.15pre
    >> -- OK
    >>
    >> Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.1.15pre) Gecko/20080423
    >> Firefox/2.0.0.15pre
    >> -- OK
    >>
    >> Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.1.15pre) Gecko/20080423
    >> Firefox/1.5.0.2
    >> -- OK
    >>
    >> Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.0.0) Gecko/20050101
    >> Firefox/1.5.0.0
    >> -- OK
    >>
    >> Mozilla/4.8 [en] (Windows NT 6.0; U)
    >> "It's Time To Upgrade Your Browser" with links to IE7 and Firefox for
    >> Windows, Safari and Firefox for MacOsX, nothing labeled "for Linux"
    >> (though the Firefox links would work).
    >>
    >>
    >> Best regards,
    >> Tony.

    >
    > Both these triggered the update browser page
    >
    > Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1) Gecko/20061010
    > Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.1.9) Gecko/20071103
    >
    > This worked
    > Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.1.13) Gecko/20080328
    >
    > Pretty fussy if you ask me.


    remember to delete your cookies and cache when you try again
    with a new UA.

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