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[Lynx-dev] Google hits browser dependent; why? (was: Lynx-dev Digest, Vo

From: David Woolley
Subject: [Lynx-dev] Google hits browser dependent; why? (was: Lynx-dev Digest, Vol 50, Issue 1)
Date: Sun, 02 Mar 2008 14:01:16 +0000
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Dietmar Janetzko wrote:
it seems that the overal number of hits returnend upon a Google search
operation differs between
browsers (Lynx, IE, Firefox). Does anybdy know the reason for this?

You will have to ask Google, although I doubt that they will answer. Are you sure that you don't have a cookie set in any of the browsers and that using the same browser with forced refresh produces the same result each time? Where the results computing platform sensitive? Was Lynx set to send exactly the same Accept-Language header as the other browsers?

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