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Browser emulation?

I want to connect to my corporate website.  The website requires Internet Explorer 6.0+ for connection.  Is there a way to change the browsers emulation on the playbook to emulate IE 6.0+ ?



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Re: Browser emulation?

I have not found a way to emulate other browsers.
I, too, wish this were an option, and maybe it can be added.
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Re: Browser emulation?

@thehairlesscat :

can you give the URL of that website?

You have two possible issues here:

  • either the website checks for the User-Agent (= the browser declares "I am Firefox" or "I am BlackBerry6" or "I am Internet Explorer 8"). Changing the User-Agent is possible on most Pc browsers, and also on the BlackBerry Browser 4 and BlackBerry Browser 5. This feature has been removed for BlackBerry Browser 6 if I recall correctly. I do not know yet if this action (called UA spoofing) is possible on the PlayBook.
  • or the website relies on an ActiveX applet. If that is the case, Internet Explorer is mandatory.


For your information the User Agent of the PlayBook browser is :


Mozilla 5.0 (PlayBook; U; RIM Tablet OS 1.0.0; en-US) AppleWebKit/534.8 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/0.0.1 Safari/534.8+



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