aspose file tools
The moose likes HTML, CSS and JavaScript and the fly likes Detecting Browser Dependant JavaScript Code Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login

Win a copy of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide 1Z0-808 this week in the OCAJP forum!
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Engineering » HTML, CSS and JavaScript
Bookmark "Detecting Browser Dependant JavaScript Code" Watch "Detecting Browser Dependant JavaScript Code" New topic

Detecting Browser Dependant JavaScript Code

Udit Manektala
Ranch Hand

Joined: Sep 17, 2006
Posts: 30
Is there a tool\ utility\website that I cna use to pass a JS file\JS Code Snippet and it detects all the browser dependant code ?

How do most programmers go about converting browser dependant JS code into browser independent code? I have a JS file i made a while back which only runs on IE and i wanna make it browser independent. Im planning on using ProtoType.JS. Is there any way to identify all the lines of code that need changing so then I can find the equivalent prototype.js fxns to replace them.
Or do I just have to go by line by line in debug mode ?
Eric Pascarello

Joined: Nov 08, 2001
Posts: 15376
There is no such utility...


Bear Bibeault
Author and ninkuma

Joined: Jan 10, 2002
Posts: 61972

I know of no such tool, sorry. I guess that's a hard lesson in writing browser-independent code in the first place.

I'd not recommend a line-by-line translation. If you are going to be using Prototype, it'd be best to look at how you are doing things at a higher level and start doing things using Prototype's help even where you do not detect cross-browser issues. You are liable to find your code vastly simplified.
[ April 04, 2007: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]

[Asking smart questions] [Bear's FrontMan] [About Bear] [Books by Bear]
Don't get me started about those stupid light bulbs.
subject: Detecting Browser Dependant JavaScript Code