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[Bug 20666] New: Should define navigator.product for web compatibility

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Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2013 19:17:32 +0000
To: public-html-admin@w3.org
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=20666

            Bug ID: 20666
           Summary: Should define navigator.product for web compatibility
    Classification: Unclassified
           Product: WHATWG
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: PC
                OS: Windows NT
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML
          Assignee: ian@hixie.ch
          Reporter: eoconnor@apple.com
        QA Contact: contributor@whatwg.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-admin@w3.org,
                    public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    travil@microsoft.com
        Depends on: 20665

+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #20665 +++

As we continue to improve IE's engine such that it runs more of the non-IE
based web, we've seen that it is now necessary to support the navigator.product
attribute. It should simply return "Gecko".

This behavior is already present in Chrome and Firefox, and IE will be adding
it soon.

Consider this for HTML5 as well to codify this behavior for interoperability
and actual site compatibility.

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