Some Sites May Stop Opening After Chrome 100 Is Released

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Some Sites May Stop Opening After Chrome 100 Is Released
Some Sites May Stop Opening After Chrome 100 Is Released

The Google Chrome 100 browser should be released at the end of March 2022; however, with the appearance of the third digit in the version number, problems may arise, causing some sites to stop working. Google is already aware of the potential issues and is working to resolve them.

When determining the version of the browser that the client is using is required for the website to function properly, the resource requests the so-called User Agent. “Mozilla / 5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit / 537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome / 96.0.4664.45 Safari / 537.36” is the current Chrome version. In this snippet, the exact version of the browser is given: “Chrome / 96.0.4664.45”, where “96” is the so-called “major” or “major” version.

When checking the browser version, some web services, such as the Duda website builder, read only the first two digits; the platform refuses to work with versions lower than Chrome 40 (from 2015); however, with the release of the 100th version, the system will “see” only two digits, and the entry “Chrome / 100” will be interpreted as version 10. Google has confirmed the site’s problem and suggested that the error could occur elsewhere. Some issues were discovered for the British platform Yell Business, but its developers resolved the issues without the need for Google to intervene.

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With the release of Chrome 100, it was proposed as a temporary solution to add an additional setting in the “chrome: / flags” section and, if necessary, change the User Agent with the transfer of the value “100” to the second group of numbers.

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It’s worth noting that Google Chrome for Android recently added several new features that make purchasing easier. The one we liked best displays a prompt informing us whether a price drop on a product we’re interested in has occurred. It works as follows: if a user has been looking for a specific product for a long time but is waiting for a better deal, Chrome Mobile will automatically check for the updated price of a product in an open tab and display it in the corner.