Chris W. Parker <> wrote: > Cake <mailto:cake at brothercake.com> wrote: > > > "Apple's Web site now recognizes what browser you are using - as > > long as you are surfing with its new Safari Web browser. A small > > Safari icon appears in the top-left corner of Apple.com with the > > message "Welcome Safari user" > > > > > > > > > > Any idea how they achieve this - since Safari can spoof its identiy, > > there must presumably be a unique object or combination of object > > returns that can be used to identify it uniquely? > > if it were up to me i wouldn't concern myself with absolutely > positutely identifying safari beyond a shadow of a doubt. i would > just look for the word 'safari' in the useragent string. (iirc > 'safari' is within the default ua.) i should add... i'm not saying that safari cannot be correctly identified without using the ua string (if it can i obviously don't know how), i was just saying ("you're always just saying!") that in the case of the mac.com site i wouldn't concern myself with properly identifying it if i had any control over the website. phew! i'll shutup now. ;) chris.