Bug 18221 - Yahoo Mail sniffs for Safari instead of Webkit
Summary: Yahoo Mail sniffs for Safari instead of Webkit
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: WebKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Evangelism (show other bugs)
Version: 528+ (Nightly build)
Hardware: Macintosh OS X 10.5
: P2 Normal
Assignee: Nobody
URL: http://us.mg3.mail.yahoo.com/
Keywords: InRadar, YahooBug
Depends on:
Blocks:
 
Reported: 2008-03-30 11:59 PDT by Daniel Weinstein
Modified: 2008-07-17 12:01 PDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Daniel Weinstein 2008-03-30 11:59:02 PDT
I attempted to login to Yahoo mail using several Webkit based browsers. On all except Safari, I got  the message "Sorry, the all-new Yahoo! Mail does not support your browser."  

Apparently they are Sniffing for "Safari", instead of sniffing for "Webkit"
Comment 1 Alexey Proskuryakov 2008-03-31 23:18:10 PDT
Confirmed: changing the browser name in Safari 3.1 UA string makes Yahoo mail complain about unsupported browser.
Comment 2 David Kilzer (:ddkilzer) 2008-04-18 12:58:42 PDT
<rdar://problem/5874454>
Comment 3 Robert Blaut 2008-07-17 02:45:29 PDT
As I tested today I cannot see any warning message about unsupported browser on All-new Yahoo! Mail using WebKit r35203. Any confirmations?
Comment 4 Daniel Weinstein 2008-07-17 08:56:06 PDT
(In reply to comment #3)
> As I tested today I cannot see any warning message about unsupported browser on
> All-new Yahoo! Mail using WebKit r35203. Any confirmations?
> 

I tested it today in iCab and got the unsupported browser warning.   When I changed the UA to identify as Safari, it worked correctly.   What browser did you test it in?  The "Webkit" nightly builds actually use your installed Safari .
Comment 5 Robert Blaut 2008-07-17 12:01:49 PDT
(In reply to comment #4)
> (In reply to comment #3)
> > As I tested today I cannot see any warning message about unsupported browser on
> > All-new Yahoo! Mail using WebKit r35203. Any confirmations?
> > 
> 
> I tested it today in iCab and got the unsupported browser warning.   When I
> changed the UA to identify as Safari, it worked correctly.   What browser did
> you test it in?  The "Webkit" nightly builds actually use your installed Safari

You are absolutely right. Of course I tested the Yahoo Mail in WebKit running under Safari on Mac and it uses Safari user agent string. Sorry for false alarm :(