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June 7, 2003

OmniWeb and WebCore

The OmniGroup have release a public beta version of Omniweb 4.5. The new Omniweb uses the same WebCore KHTML-based rendering engine as Safari. That’s good, because OmniWeb’s previous rendering engine had crappy Standards-support. But it also means that, by default, OmniWeb’s new USER_AGENT string contains the word “Gecko”, just like Safari. (In keeping with its rebel roots on the NeXT platform, OmniWeb lets you customize the USER_AGENT string it sends.)

To accommodate the new release, we need to tweak our mod_rewrite rules to send it text/html:

RewriteCond  %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} Safari


RewriteCond  %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} Safari|OmniWeb
Posted by distler at June 7, 2003 4:39 AM

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