[ic] RobotUA changes?

David Christensen david at endpoint.com
Thu Oct 21 02:25:14 UTC 2010

On Oct 20, 2010, at 8:59 PM, Mike Heins wrote:

> Quoting Jon Jensen (jon at endpoint.com):
>> On Wed, 20 Oct 2010, Mike Heins wrote:
>>>>>> Don't some of the lesser-known robots use those strings? Or have they 
>>>>>> finally stopped doing that?
>>> I seem to remember some Yahoo thing as well as one or two others. I 
>>> think there's even one that has "(Not compatible with MSIE)" in it.
>>> Maybe it isn't a problem any more as these things fade away.
>> Yeah, that's my take on it. The unwanted side-effect of the change would 
>> be that a few obscure bots now get sessions, but that's a fair exchange 
>> for not having legitimate human users have no session and thus not be able 
>> to complete the checkout process.
> Yes, I scanned the combined file at that URL and I didn't
> see any show-stoppers. I say do it.

Committed to master; I wasn't sure if we wanted to apply this to 5.6 or not, so I left it for now, but it's a minor change.  Thoughts?


David Christensen
End Point Corporation
david at endpoint.com

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