How do I make my website read what the browser the incoming person is using?

FusionIntegration's Avatar
Newbie Member
I need to code in whatever language, so that my website can see what browser the user is using and play either a flash, quicktime, or html5 video based on whatever browser that user is visiting my site with.


shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
Go4Expert Founder
Detecting user browser can also be done with client side script as well.
pein87's Avatar
Ambitious contributor
Hey use this code. Add it to a blank .js file amd include it in your page. Then just call one of the objects for the info you want. You'll need to perform a loop to see what is what from the plugins though. I did test this code in chorme so just a heads up userCpu doesn't work in it. You may need to write a function using regex for a flash version. Try my below code for plugins in your browser to see how its set up though first. If you compress the code it'll be an uber tiny library for user specs on the client end.

Code: JavaScript
var userSpecs =
browserVersion : navigator.appVersion,
browserName : navigator.appName,
cookiesEnabled : navigator.cookieEnabled,
userAgent : navigator.userAgent,
systemLanguage : navigator.systemLanguage,
userLanguage : navigator.userLanguage,
installedPlugins : navigator.plugins,
userOS : navigator.platform,
mimeTypes : navigator.mimeTypes,
browserCodeName : navigator.appCodeName,
javaEnabled : navigator.javaEnabled,
taintEnabled : navigator.taintEnabled,
userCpu : navigator.cpuClass

show browser version
Code: JavaScript
//show fall back which would be regexed through

show all plugins descriptions
Code: JavaScript
var i = 0;

for (i = 0; i < userSpecs.installedPlugins.length; i++)
document.write(userSpecs.installedPlugins[i].description + "<br />");

Last edited by pein87; 9May2011 at 09:21..
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