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Offline madires

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heads up: three-digit web browser version
« on: December 25, 2021, 04:28:23 pm »
Soon we'll have web browsers with three-digit versions, e.g. Chrome and Firefox. Some CMS developers missed the big Y2k fun (maybe too young?) and repeated the same mistake. Their CMS works only with one or two-digit browser versions in the User Agent string. Yay!

- Chrome 100 could break some websites next year, but Google is working on solutions (https://9to5google.com/2021/12/22/google-chrome-100-break-websites-solutions/)
- Force Chrome major version to 100 in the User-Agent string (https://developer.chrome.com/blog/force-major-version-to-100/)
- Mozilla tests if 'Firefox/100.0' user agent breaks websites (https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/mozilla-tests-if-firefox-1000-user-agent-breaks-websites/)
- Firefox 100 User-Agent Experiment (https://discourse.mozilla.org/t/firefox-100-user-agent-experiment/85332)
 

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Re: heads up: three-digit web browser version
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2021, 06:35:56 pm »
Much fun! :-DD

Sure imposing abritrary limits to numbers is rarely a good idea for long-term stuff.

But here, this completely idiotic versioning scheme backfires, and I find that hilarious.
 


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