Originally Posted by markbyrn
No they won't Koof because the other browsers have settings to emulate Firefox or Safari desktop - which is exactly what Apple should be doing with it's mobile browser. As for your clueless soap box comment, go back to banging your Windows box and stroking your Android bar.
Thanks for the suggestion mark - for now I think I will stick to my MacPros and iPad2. Need to realize that we can still be users of the devices without drinking the marketing BS kool-aid. IOS is a kiosk OS designed primarily for limited capability users to buy content through - in part by restricting the available content through standard means. Im ok with that - just find it interesting that it causes some angst in the Apple community when more content slips behind that paywall.
Also re: browser agent strings: Opera for IOS clearly passes the agent string 'Opera/9.80 (iPad; Opera Mini/6.13548/24.899; U; en) Presto/2.5.25 Version/10.54' under any setting combination I was able to test.
Terra browser - regardless of setting under the "Identify As" - includes 'Ipad' in the agent string.
Havent footed the bill for the other browsers you mentioned, as I have generally thought the browsing experience on IOS to be poor. But oftentimes the platform / OS is present in the agent strings separate from any browser identifying information and I would suspect the others you mentioned would still contain Ipad in their own.
Thus block-able with a simple adjustment server side.
To note, I wasn't commenting on what was currently working for the NYPost, just that they probably hadn't gotten around to testing the various IOS browsers and adding them to the detect in use. Happy to test some others if it would assist.
Also re: soapbox - seems to me that the Apple fanboy are the ones doing the preaching as to what "usable" and "modern" tech websites should be made of. The rest of us just want to use the best tools for the job. As an HTML5 and AS3 dev it does annoy me that the misinformation being tossed around is limiting the options available for executing web gigs.