On Fri, 20 Dec 2019 11:06:56 +1300, Peter Reutemann quoted:
'Because some internet websites unfairly block
browsers from accessing
their services, starting with Vivaldi 2.10, released today, the
Vivaldi browser plans to disguise itself as Chrome to allow users to
access websites that unfairly block them.'
Sad, but not the first browser vendor to have to do this sort of thing.
Look at Microsoft’s user-agent strings, e.g.
In my own web-page coding, I prefer to check for needed functionality
directly, rather than trying to guess based on user-agent strings. Of
course, my needs are probably simpler than those of these big,
important companies that like to make their own rules ...