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Rob Walker
Software Developer, Endurance Cyclist, Writer, and occasional Photographer
Software Developer, Endurance Cyclist, Writer, and occasional Photographer


Wonder if anyone here knows whether user.agent fallback handling works when GXT is being used. Can't for the life of me seem to get it to work. Have tried various combinations of the following in our gwt.xml files:

    <set-configuration-property name="user.agent.runtimeWarning" value="false"/>    
    <set-property-fallback name="user.agent" value="gecko1_8"/>

    <inherits name='com.sencha.gxt.ui.GXT' />

    <set-property-fallback name="gxt.user.agent" value="gecko1_8"/>

Tried in various locations, and with/without the gxt.user.agent varient.

What I'm trying to achieve is when IE7 is used, we fall back to gecko but display a warning box to the user. But even with the above, I just see the current GET:


Indicating the ua type has been set to unknown.

Note - I'd normally log this Q on Sencha forums, but seem to be down/broken - can't login either with current password, or after a password reset.

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