And the winner is…

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For the second year in a row, Yahoo! is the winner of the annual “we break our site for your browser when the new year rolls around” broken browser-sniffing prize.

Congratulations to everyone who picked Yahoo! in the pool. Congratulations also to everyone who picked Philippe Wittenbergh as the reporter of the bug determining the winning website/company.

For the record, here are the past winners:

Do you think Yahoo! will make it three in a row in 2010, or do you think the switch from “09” to “10” will trip up someone else?


1 Honorable mention for 2007 goes to VersionTracker, who had a November 1 bug rather than a January 1 bug.


  1. User Grav­atarJustin Dolske said,

    01.01.09 at 11:20 pm

    You’re awfully confident, predicting that Yahoo will still exist in 2010. :-)

    What a bunch of idiots.

  2. User Grav­atarSmokey said,

    01.02.09 at 12:37 am

    Alas, experience tells us that browser-sniffing idiots seem to have the same ability to survive as cockroaches. :(

  3. User Grav­atarSegmentation Fault » Blog Archive » depreciate this said,

    01.03.09 at 3:06 am

    […] What I thought was a bug in the jQuery.browser, turns out to be a bug, but on a function that was depreciated (according to their nightly source) and therefore not likely to be fixed. The bug occurred when calling jQuery.browser.safari in Google Chrome. It would return true instead of false because the user agent had the word webkit in it (yes. That’s the browser sniffing method they use). Some simple methods work better than others. […]

  4. User Grav­atarافكار و احلام » Reminder: Year 2010 Bug Contest said,

    12.31.09 at 12:24 am

    […] I noted in January, the “three-peat” is Yahoo!’s to lose, although there was some talk last January of Yahoo! […]

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