• @PoliticalAgitator@lemm.ee
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    293 months ago

    They don’t need to put incriminating “if Firefox” statements in their code – the initial page request would have included the user agent and it would be trivial to serve different JavaScript based on what it said.

    • @phx@lemmy.ca
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      263 months ago

      Easy enough to test though. Load the page with a UA changer and see if it still shows up when Firefox pretends to be Chrome

      • @TastehWaffleZ@lemmy.world
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        3 months ago

        The video in the linked article does just that. The page takes 5 seconds to load the video, the user changes the UA, they refresh the page and suddenly the video loads instantly. I would have liked to see them change the UA back to Firefox to prove it’s not some weird caching issue though

      • @PoliticalAgitator@lemm.ee
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        13 months ago

        I don’t know, nor am I speculating. The person I was replying to said they didn’t see a browser check in the code, which isn’t enough to dismiss it.