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- ---- Browser Wars : Wells Fargo Blocks Opera
balam - 4:56 am on Feb 3, 2005 (gmt 0)
From where I sit, this is a "neither here nor there" issue, but I've got to say that I've lost a lot of respect for Opera, since this certainly seems to be Opera's fault.
From the Opera forums ( [my.opera.com...] ):
|[Some fellow posited...] |
I'd be willing to bet that Opera is deliberately doing this so that in the past, Opera could bypass whatever broken browser sniffing Wells Fargo used to do.
[And an Opera developer responded...]
Yes. In order to make the site usable for Opera users we have for some time been using a non-Opera User Agent against Wells Fargo's site.
We are currently evaluating this policy in light of recent events.
So Opera added code to their browser that specifically mucks about with a financial website, and people whine when said financial site bans Opera?!
Think of it this way: the browser is using deceptive tactics to gain access to confidential financial information.
I wonder what other, uh, "easter eggs" Opera hides...
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