[thelist] Detecting AOL browser (was contract feedback requested?)

Bill Mason data at data1701d.com
Wed Mar 14 02:22:06 CST 2001

At 08:44 PM 03/13/2001, you wrote:
>I also thought that it was not possible to detect AOL on a PC because, so I
>thought, it identifies itself only as IE.  But I see from your logs it's
>possible to extract the "AOL" from the agent string to detect (redirect) AOL
>users.  Is that right?

That should be right, but due to bugs it's not.  The AOL browser will not 
include AOL in the string if either:

1. The internal browser is IE 3.
2. This is the first browser window opened (regardless of version).

Bill Mason
data at data1701d.com

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