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Googlebot is not a fully supported GMail browser

posted under category: Browsers on February 15, 2007 at 1:00 am by MrNate

Using the excellent Firefox User Agent Switcher extension by Chris Pedrick (of the Web Developer Toolbar fame), to test my plan to keep search engines from indexing some of my development sites.

I forgotten that I had my http_user_agent still set to Googlebot and logged into GMail to check the lists. To my surprise, I was set directly into the non-ajax mode with a little message about how my browser wasn't compatible.

Does that mean Googlebot can't index AJAX sites properly? I noticed the other day that it can read flash movies (well, flashpaper), but I wonder if it can handle remoting calls.

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On Feb 15, 2007 at 1:00 AM Daniel Roberts (danielmroberts whose domain rhymes with gmail.com) said:
I think they just have a list of supported browsers for gmail and all others go into basic mode automatically.
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