> -----Original Message----- > From: Bill Mason [mailto:evolt at accessibleinter.net] > Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 10:21 AM > To: thelist at lists.evolt.org > Subject: Re: [thelist] Netscape 4/5/6 - who's on first or who's down for the count? > > At 03:57 AM 06/04/2002, Sharon F. Malone wrote: > >So could I "safely" count Netscape 5 results in with the results for > >Netscape 6? > > I would say so. Any report showing Netscape 5 has more likely > misidentified Netscape 6 rather than actually had a visitor using a > pre-Mozilla "Netscape 5 beta". Mozilla 1.0RC3 reports the following UA string (on Win2k, obviously): Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.0rc3) Gecko/20020523 For contrast, Netscape 4.77 reports thusly: Mozilla/4.77 [en] (Windows NT 5.0; U) It's entirely probable that anything reported as "Netscape 5" is actually a misidentified Mozilla build; since older versions of Netscape reported themselves *only* as "Mozilla", there's no easy way to differentiate, but I would (and do) take anything reported as Mozilla/Netscape with a version of 5.0 or greater as a Gecko-based browser. Netscape 5 betas are pretty rare; I don't think I've ever actually seen one, and they'd be rarer still at this point.