Questions tagged [browser-detecting]

Detecting the type and version of the browser the user uses to view the webpage.

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Can anyone tell me why does Chrome tell it is Mozilla and Safari also?

http://www.w3schools.com/js/tryit.asp?filename=try_nav_all I get Browser CodeName: Mozilla Browser Name: Netscape Browser Version: 5.0 (Windows NT 5.1) AppleWebKit/535.1 (KHTML, like ...
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Why does the internet think Microsoft Edge is Google Chrome?

I am currently using Microsoft Edge. Edge is the new Internet Browser from Microsoft. I tried running a Unity3D Program in Edge, and it gave me the error that it was not available in Chrome: Then I ...
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Mobile phone detection (brand, model, browser etc)

What do you use to detect visitor's mobile phone, down to the model if possible? Currently we maintain our own database but it's really getting behind due to lack of manpower to maintain it, so we ...
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What are the best ways to implement cross browser css? [closed]

What are the best ways to implement cross browser css? Rule: one approach for an answer.
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Filtering desktop users by user agent string

In order to determine whether to serve the mobile or full version of my site by default, I use a service that examines requests to determine the type of device they originated from. However, calls to ...
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Website to send clients browser settings via email

A while ago I stumbled across a website that allowed you to enter an email address and have things like your browser type, version, build, javascript settings, flash version etc emailed through. I ...
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“PHP” is showing up in Browser + OS list in Google Analytics report

PHP is listed as a browser in Google Analytics. 50 sessions have been created. Obviously Analytics data is collected via Javascript executed in the visitor's browser so what is PHP (a server-side ...
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How does this stackexchange form saved the work, I mean keep an auto save function, to retrieve loss of work

How does this stackexchange form saved the work, I mean keep an auto save function, to retrieve loss of work, in case the user's browser crashes.
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How do I check my website on this iPhone web browser when I don't have an iPhone?

Someone has sent me a screenshot of a website I'm coding. I'm not a fan of iPhone so I have no idea which browser it is. Here is the screenshot, so please let me know which browser is this and how to ...
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What's wrong with my htaccess ? (500 Error)

I've written a small htaccess file to redirect Internet Explorer users to a specific page Here are the contents : # MS Internet Explorer - Mozilla v4 RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^...
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Tor and Google Analytics - how to track?

I make a lot of use of Google Analytics - Google has reasonable tracking for location of users so I can tell where users come from. I know it is not 100% but it gives an idea. In the wake of Prism it ...
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Detecting Browser Features, displaying upgrade advice and not bothering google

I have a website that is pretty demanding in regards to required browser features. Currently, the site does not indicate this in any way to visitors when they access it with an old browser. I want to ...
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“if … or” conditional comments?

I'm working on a website for my dad, and it works nice in modern browsers, but apparently he's getting comments on how the top navigation doesn't work on Internet Explorer (7 and lower, I think). It ...
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Way to escape or at-least detect in-app browsers

Is there a generic way to detect and preferably escape from in-app browsers like the ones used by Facebook, Twitter and some news apps. We are running an add-campaign on both Facebook and a common ...
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Is it acceptable to use conditional comments to block IE rather than UA sniffing?

I just can't see a way to support IE8 and below. Having said that, I don't want to sniff the user agent because it's bad practice and feature detection is a better alternative. Would it be acceptable ...
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How does Google Analytics record sessions of Safari that emulate Internet Explorer?

I know there's an option in Safari that lets it seem like you're using Internet Explorer (see here). But I am curious as to how this browser is then tracked by Google Analytics- so for example, if I ...