search field on Kindle homepage is prefilled
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When the default bookmark on the Amazon Kindle ( is used to access Wikipedia, the search field is pre-filled with words that seem somewhat random in nature. This appears to be based on some sort of server-side processing based on the received User-Agent HTTP header, as it can be replicated in any web browser by overriding its User-Agent string to that used by the Kindle, which is "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; Linux 2.6.10) NetFront/3.3 Kindle/1.0 (screen 600x800)".

Please see,20966.0.html for more info on the odd behavior being seen when the site is accessed this way, along with some screen shots.

I Didn't even know the kindle used NetFront btw...

Version: .5
Severity: major
OS: other
Platform: Other

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TheDJ created this task.Via LegacyMar 7 2010, 4:31 PM
TheDJ added a comment.Via ConduitOct 18 2010, 9:57 AM

I can no longer replicate this issue. It seems fixed.

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