[ic] RobotUA changes?

Mike Heins mike at perusion.com
Thu Oct 21 00:10:55 UTC 2010

Quoting DB (DB at M-and-D.com):
> > On Oct 20, 2010, at 5:20 PM, Mike Heins wrote:
> > 
> >> Quoting Jon Jensen (jon at endpoint.com):
> >>> On Wed, 20 Oct 2010, David Christensen wrote:
> >>> 
> >>>> Previously, we've fixed these in a one-off fashion, adding exceptions to 
> >>>> the NoRobotUA, however the fix we made today was to just add the "MSIE" 
> >>>> and "Gecko" strings to the NoRobotUA list rather than trying to always 
> >>>> play catchup when a new toolbar happens to match any of the RobotUA 
> >>>> patterns.
> >>>> 
> >>>> Any discussion/objections to me just committing a patch along these 
> >>>> lines to core IC?
> >>> 
> >>> Sounds reasonable to me. It should cut down on a lot of problems.
> >> 
> >> Don't some of the lesser-known robots use those strings? Or have they finally
> >> stopped doing that?
> > 
> > I don't really know of how to check/answer this; are UA strings published somewhere?
> > 
> http://www.useragentstring.com/pages/useragentstring.php has alot - I'm
> not sure if it's truly a complete list.

Nice answer. I remembered one at "searchme.com" and it was there. I seem
to remember some Yahoo thing as well as one or two others. I think there's
even one that has "(Not compatible with MSIE)" in it.

Maybe it isn't a problem any more as these things fade away.

Mike Heins
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