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Silly browser sniffing

NBC6.net has a really daft browser sniffer. Visit in IE, and the page appears as normal. Visit it in Firefox and you get a page from March.
It’s more evident in Opera – if you have it set to identify as Opera you get the old version, but set it to identify as Internet Explorer and you get the normal version. The designs appear to be identical, so I can’t really think of a reason for this.
[Via Mozillazine Forums]

One Comment

  1. That IS really stupid. With Opera 7.5 I get a page from April 14 when it is set to Opera ‘mode’ and June 1st when it is set to identify as IE 6.0. What is the point of this? I cannot for the life of me see any logic behind it at all!