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2006-02-01 18:20:03
I was just wondering why you divide some browsers by version... Doesn't that give an advantage to the browsers that aren't split?
Stephen Brooks
2006-02-02 10:40:51
I'll probably split FireFox when it gets a version 2.0. There's also a thing called "SeaMonkey" about, but I'm not sure if that's a browser per se.
2006-02-03 16:13:59
Yes, that SeaMonkey thing is a browser.  It is the successor to Mozilla.  See my previous topic:

Now that SeaMonkey 1.0 is out, I would appreciate if you could add it here.
Stephen Brooks
2006-02-25 14:52:56
OK, I've done that.  Mozilla had too long a bar anyway it needed to be spilt up.
2006-02-25 16:50:30
Thanks a lot!
2006-12-06 01:22:57
You should get rid of the old versions.  I mean, who would still be using Opera 6?
2006-12-09 19:36:37
Why?  You still see them from time to time.  I sometimes use them when testing websites.  Besides, it's fun to dig up my old versions of Opera7 and IE4 and whip up on Opera 9 and IE7.
Romain Vigier
2006-12-10 18:33:43
And why not?  If separated versions of some browsers are listed (like IE or Opera), why is there only « Firefox », instead of Firefox 0.9, Firefox 1.0, Firefox 1.5, Firefox 2.0?
Stephen Brooks
2006-12-23 15:51:01
FireFox 2 needs its own team, I think...
Stephen Brooks
2006-12-23 16:10:24
Now the question is - does it get detected OK by the page?
2007-01-05 15:20:38
Doesn't seem to be working.
Stephen Brooks
2007-01-19 12:35:39
Oops, sorry.  Try this page: and tell me what you see.
2007-02-11 14:51:52
User agent string: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1) Gecko/20061010 Firefox/2.0

Homogenised form: mozilla50(windows;u;windowsnt51;en-us;rv:181)gecko20061010firefox20

Detected as: FireFox
2007-02-13 07:36:10
romain vigier - there is a major difference between opera 6 and 7, and 8 and 9 - the only difference between firefox 0.9 and 1.0 is a lot of bugs get fixed.  same with 1.0 and 1.5

Its not a new version, just major fixes to whats touted as 'the safest browser' (just as iraq is clearly the safest country to be in, and for a similar reason - with all those guns, its got to be safe)
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