User-Agent issues having upgraded to Firefox 8

So.. my Ubuntu 10.10 box having been supplied with RPA data for Firefox and Thunderbird, upgraded me to Firefox 8.0 about a week ago.

Interestingly now if I try to hit it now tries to send me a download into my browser...

"application/vnd.wap.xhtml+xml (-1 bytes)"

If I hit their Fastnet site directly that renders as expected - until you finish your session, click 'logout' and it tries to redirect you elsewhere.

I was engaging ASB via Twitter who have their guys 'looking into it' and it appears to be related to my Firefox 8 upgrade.

Interestingly I also discovered that wont load in Firefox 8 either. However I grabbed the User Agent Switching plugin last night, and today I can visit both of the above with an alternative user-agent selected.

For comparison here's my pre and post-upgrade user-agents:

"Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:7.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/7.0.1"

(well, as of 11 November)

"Mozilla/5.0 (Ubuntu; X11; Linux x86_64; rv:8.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/8.0"

(as of today)

Interesting the 'Ubuntu' assertion that's been inserted.

So, um, 'hai hotfrog, hai ASB, please update your user-agent lists, thx!' :-)

(And it's not just me. Check out Auckland LUG discussion for more.)

Web URL's known to not work with my FF8/Ubuntu User Agent: as at 20111130 renders mobile site. @ASBBank have Acknowledged and are 'looking into' it. as at 20111130 doesn't work at all. @HotFrogAU has Acknowledged which is excellent. as at 20111130 renders mobile site. No tweeting for them?


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Yes, I'm having these types of problems, too, since upgrading to FF8 on Ubuntu 11.10. Many sites are coming up as mobile and prompting to download a file, just as you described. I also have some site (e.g., a DLink switch web management interface) that worked find up until the upgrade but now renders the raw HTML instead of the actual content. Doug Morse dm at dougmorse dot org.