Friday, December 19th, 2008>p>
Here is a fun one for Friday, Hallvord Steen discusses the error reports coming in for Opera 10 that are to do with the version number.
That’s right, it appears that a number of people use the first character as the version number, which means that Opera 10 is showing up as Opera 1:
So we’re busy preparing the major upgrade from 9.5x and 9.6x – and what’s more obvious than calling it Opera 10? What’s in a name, or a version number?
Apparently a lot of trouble.
As Andrew Gregory already noticed, we’re the first browser ever to release with a two-digit version number. If websites assume that version numbers always have a one-letter “major” part and look for a single digit, they are going to “detect” Opera 1!
Since we released the first preview of Opera 10, we’re seeing the bug reports come in. Web sites go belly up because of their bad sniffing.