[LINK] Everyone uses explorer
Thu, 29 Jun 2000 10:56:48 +1000 (EST)
On Thu, 29 Jun 2000, Danny Yee wrote:
> Figures from my web sites disagree with this, they suggest maybe 72% IE, 28%
> Netscape. Sites
> The latter has free software advocacy stuff on it that will distort the
> figures, but I can't think of any reason Netscape users would be more
> likely to visit the Community Aid Abroad site. It's possible analog
> (the stats software I'm using) is broken, of course.
Since I.E. has been masquerading as Mozilla since its inception,
one could claim that 99% of browsers hitting *any* site on the
web are indeed Mozilla/Netscape.
Here is the USER_AGENT from such an imposter browser:
"Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 4.01; Windows 98)"
Thus, one can rightfully log this as a Mozilla browser.
If MS wishes to subvert the USER_AGENT syntax, claim to be
Mozilla and keep faking this identification, it can wear
the moniker Mozilla when stats are gathered, IMNSHO.
Rick Welykochy || Praxis Services