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IE 9.9?!?!?!

By Jaqui ·
Msie 9.9 number of visits 4

From the full browser and version list for my site stats.

Infernal Exploiter 9.9?

Ms hasn't even released version 7 yet.

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What ???

by dawgit In reply to IE 9.9?!?!?!

ok, I give up, what is that now?

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simple

by Jaqui In reply to What ???

according to aw stats, my site has been visited 4 times this month by someone using internet explorer version 9.9

how this person got an ie 2.9 versions ahead of microsoft's current beta version is unknown.

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:0 ok, ?

by dawgit In reply to simple

I understand now. I knew you'd have an exclaimation. It wasn't me, that is for sure. (no time right now)

(edited to add:) I let MS do their own devolopment on their junk, they get paid for, I don't. (I do give them my opinions ;\ )

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found the culprit

by Jaqui In reply to IE 9.9?!?!?!

- - [19/Jun/2006:09:12:56 -0400] "GET /images/smileys/tux.gif HTTP/1.1" 200 1376 "http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=4&threadID=179240&messageID=2040621" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 9.9; GSHOS 0.9)"

edited to remove ip number.

so which of our peers is using an ie version that is so buggy it thinks it's version 9.9?

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You've been had!

by apotheon In reply to found the culprit

Whoever this is, I don't think (s)he is using IE at all. Someone's manually editing the user agent string. There are plugins for Firefox that allow that, I think Opera allows it as well, and on systems like Linux there are means of achieving similar effects without even having the browser open while configuring it. The intent of such capabilities in browsers was probably originally to fool websites that do browser detection and refuse to work properly for anyone not using Internet Explorer -- and it's one of the reasons I'm convinced that IE is probably overreported by about five to ten percent of market share in those browser popularity comparisons we keep seeing.

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like I said

by Jaqui In reply to You've been had!

whose ie is so buggy it thinks it's version 9.9?

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could be...

by dawgit In reply to like I said

the other way around, It did work, it managed to at least get to your site. Maybe they're on to something. MS might just want to buy them out for mega$$ (and of course, they're going to share it with you ) LOL sorry Jaqui, it's kool that you caught it, but I do believe Apotheon is right. It is funny though.
(edited to fix (agian) some of the spelling :) 9

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just the old plain one

by dawgit In reply to You've been had!

The base Mozilla, the very basic, good old Mozilla, will do that (no, it wasn't me) and a whole lot more.

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:^0

by dawgit In reply to found the culprit

again, not me.

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Every version of MSIE is buggier than that,

by Deadly Ernest In reply to found the culprit

this one is just using a time travel technique to look back into history.

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