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darcness
Aug 30, 2008, 09:55 AM
Some sites refuse access to Safari users, like applicationmanager.gov, instead referring users to free browsers. Additionally, as far as I know, iPhone does not allow other browsers other than Mobile Safari to be installed.

So can we get around a site's restriction by changing the Iphone's user agent string? How could this be done, so your Iphone could imitate Firefox, IE, or Opera? Thanks for your thoughts.



supertoto
Aug 30, 2008, 11:05 AM
I think that's another impossible mission.:rolleyes:

davedelong
Aug 30, 2008, 11:59 AM
With the site you mention above, I think it'd be a lost cause, because:
The Safari browser is not on the above list because it did not pass our tests for proper functionality. We are still working to resolve these issues so that we can add Safari to the list of supported browsers.

Dave