Mark B. – tech

Javascript – Detect Browser (advanced)

Here some javascript code that might be useful for web developer to detect what type of browser that visitor used to open the site.


<script type="text/javascript">
var BrowserDetect = {
init: function () {
this.browser = this.searchString(this.dataBrowser) || "An unknown browser";
this.version = this.searchVersion(navigator.userAgent)
|| this.searchVersion(navigator.appVersion)
|| "an unknown version";
this.OS = this.searchString(this.dataOS) || "an unknown OS";
},

searchString: function (data) {
for (var i=0;i&lt;data.length;i++)    {
var dataString = data[i].string;
var dataProp = data[i].prop;
this.versionSearchString = data[i].versionSearch || data[i].identity;
if (dataString) {
if (dataString.indexOf(data[i].subString) != -1)
return data[i].identity;
}
else if (dataProp)
return data[i].identity;
}
},

searchVersion: function (dataString) {
var index = dataString.indexOf(this.versionSearchString);
if (index == -1) return;
return parseFloat(dataString.substring(index+this.versionSearchString.length+1));
},

dataBrowser: [
{
string: navigator.userAgent,
subString: "Chrome",
identity: "Chrome"
},
{
string: navigator.userAgent,
subString: "OmniWeb",
versionSearch: "OmniWeb/",
identity: "OmniWeb"
},
{
string: navigator.vendor,
subString: "Apple",
identity: "Safari",
versionSearch: "Version"
},
{
prop: window.opera,
identity: "Opera"
},
{
string: navigator.vendor,
subString: "iCab",
identity: "iCab"
},
{
string: navigator.vendor,
subString: "KDE",
identity: "Konqueror"
},
{
string: navigator.userAgent,
subString: "Firefox",
identity: "Firefox"
},
{
string: navigator.vendor,
subString: "Camino",
identity: "Camino"
},
{        // for newer Netscapes (6+)
string: navigator.userAgent,
subString: "Netscape",
identity: "Netscape"
},
{
string: navigator.userAgent,
subString: "MSIE",
identity: "Microsoft Internet Explorer",
versionSearch: "MSIE"
},
{
string: navigator.userAgent,
subString: "Gecko",
identity: "Mozilla",
versionSearch: "rv"
},
{         // for older Netscapes (4-)
string: navigator.userAgent,
subString: "Mozilla",
identity: "Netscape",
versionSearch: "Mozilla"
}
],

dataOS : [
{   string: navigator.platform,
subString: "Win",
identity: "Windows"
},
{
string: navigator.platform,
subString: "Mac",
identity: "Mac"
},
{
string: navigator.userAgent,
subString: "iPhone",
identity: "iPhone/iPod"
},
{
string: navigator.platform,
subString: "Linux",
identity: "Linux"
}
]
};

BrowserDetect.init();

document.write("You're using " + BrowserDetect.browser + " "  + BrowserDetect.version + " on " + BrowserDetect.OS + "!");
</script>

source : Browser detect – quirksmode

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This entry was published on November 29, 2008 at 5:38 am and is filed under IT - Tutorial, Tutorial. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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