Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Dillo Browser Identification

Dillo is a multi-platform graphical web browser known for its speed and small footprint, which despite its "minimalist rendering" I have enjoyed using occasionally for a number of years.

Dillo_Browser_screenshot_4Steves Stats using Dillo Browser and PC-BSD

Recently I installed Dillo on my PC-BSD running laptop; which, prompted me to check what stat counters accurately log Dillo. I knew that AWStats registered Dillo, because I sometimes used Dillo on Northamptonshire County Council website, and noted that Dillo appeared on their stats log. However, I had not noticed it on any other counter.

Dillo has a very brief browser string:


The counters should record Dillo / FreeBSD, but only one, GoStats, did ~ although a few did get the browser alone right:

ShinyStat: visit not recorded at all.

OneStat & ExtremeTracking: Other (Unknown) / Other (Unknown).

Motigo: Unknown / FreeBSD

W3: Dillo 3 / Other

StatCounter: Dillo 3 / Linux

GoStats: Dillo / FreeBSD