[thelist] NeoPlanet and Opera

Scarlett Julian (ED) Julian.Scarlett at sheffield.gov.uk
Thu Feb 28 05:45:01 CST 2002

Opera has an option to allow users to choose how the browser identifies
itself [file>quick preferences..] or just hit F12
Neoplanet is just a skin for IE (I think).


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Syed Zeeshan Haider [mailto:zeeshan_paki at yahoo.com]
> Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2002 11:38 AM
> To: Evolt
> Subject: [thelist] NeoPlanet and Opera
> Hello Experts,
> I am an experienced (I think so) user of Internet Explorer.
> Currently I
> have Internet Explorer 5.5. I have installed NeoPlanet 5.1 and Opera
> 6.0. I inserted following script in a web page:
> <script language="JavaScript">
> document.write(navigator.appName)
> </script>
> Then I opened this page with different browsers. The result of the
> script was as following:
> For Internet Explorer:         "Microsoft Internet Explorer"
> For Netscape Navigator:    "Netscape"
> For NeoPlanet:                  "Microsoft Internet Explorer"
> For Opera:                         "Microsoft Internet Explorer"
> Note that the script returned "Microsoft Internet Explorer" in both
> NeoPlanet and Opera. I am wondering, Why? Can somebody tell me why?
> Another thing about NeoPlanet is that its most features are similar to
> those of Internet Explorer e.g. Marquee, popup for alt attribute of an
> image, right click menu etc. It seems that NeoPlanet has a different
> body (window, buttons etc.) from Internet Explorer but it has the same
> machinery (internal systems) as of Microsoft Internet
> Explorer. It seems
> NeoPlanet shares the internal systems with Internet Explorer. What do
> you think? Do you have any comments on it?
> Thank you,
> Syed Zeeshan Haider.
> http://syedzeeshanhaider.faithweb.com/
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