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    Unhappy modifyfiying opera

    i dont know if any one else has noticed but opera's (inet browser) feature to spoof which browser it is (can pretend to be IE6) is flawed.
    this used to work but instead of opera giving exactly the same responce as IE when sites ask what browser, they have added a bit saying opera on the end. sites are checking for this now, and crippling themselves. i dont want to use IE just because of this flaw.

    afaik opera follows the standards closly which IE doesnt as much, as IE is more popular (popularity is not a measure of whats best) so sites are made around its bugs. making some of them look wrong in opera.

    becuase of this, sites are now cripleing opera by sending it different content than IE, for example microdirect sends a text only site to opera and says at bottom that you have to order stuff by phone instead...

    example site - http://www.microdirect.co.uk/
    IE sees this - http://www.microdirect.co.uk/default2.asp
    opera sees this - http://www.microdirect.co.uk/text/default.asp

    the one IE sees is obviosly preferred, and it also looks like the IE one works fine in opera (if you paste the IE link) so why have they done this???

    any one here have the skills to hex edit the opera part of the string out, which would fix this? it is possible but i cant remember how...

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    Anyone found out how to get around this? the sight works fine under opera 7.20. Now i've upgraded to 7.22 is redirects me

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    ull find that they updated the site, not popera was changed, i think..was round is to use other link, or to edit opera with hex editor..

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    yeah it (microdirect) messes up on my Opera 5.02

    and also i cant use it to post replys on the radiocontrolzone forums

    sad realy - IE is rubbish

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    Originally posted by oshta
    yeah it (microdirect) messes up on my Opera 5.02

    and also i cant use it to post replys on the radiocontrolzone forums

    sad realy - IE is rubbish
    Why don't you come & join us on Opera 7?
    It's moved on a bit since 5

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    you'll find 7 still has the same problem.. and the gits at opera refuse to make it a user editable string... how rude!

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    I think this is just down to Opera not being very good to be honest, as Mozilla reports itself as Mozilla and, the site works fine. Never seen a site that doesn't.

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    no. siters are using scripts to detect if opera is being used, and giving it differnet pages because of that. opera is imo a lot better. IE will always be the best for compatability, just because every site is designed around it, becuase its what most ppl use. mozilla is just rubbishrubbishrubbishrubbishe and i prefer ie tbh, opera is still best though

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