The 126.96.36.199 release also provides formal support in Chrome for User Agent spoofing!
I know!! Sounds nuts doesn’t it? But it does make sense when you dig into it.
Google is letting users spoof other browsers in order to work. This is an issue that I wrote about a few weeks back that was particularly dealing with Microsoft’s Hotmail service. Here’s the Chromium entry for the fix:
Add support for UA spoofing, and spoof Safari’s UA string when loading URLs from *.mail.live.com (to fix hotmail).
It’s an interesting workaround but sure would make more sense I suppose for Microsoft simply to acknowledge and support Chrome.