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Urik Zush
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Joined: Apr 06, 2001
Posts: 3
Hi,
Can anybody tell me how to detect the browser type in the JSP?
Thanks,
Urik.
Michael Hildner
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Joined: Oct 13, 2000
Posts: 297
Where request is HttpServletRequest:
request.getHeader("user-agent");
Urik Zush
Greenhorn

Joined: Apr 06, 2001
Posts: 3
Thanks Michael,
Using this method I got for IE
Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows NT 4.0)
and for Netscape
Mozilla/4.08 [en] (WinNT; U)
but I need more specific info.
Thanks.
Michael Hildner
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What kind of info do you need?
Urik Zush
Greenhorn

Joined: Apr 06, 2001
Posts: 3
I need to know a distinguishing keyword I can check to tell me
what the browser type is.
Thnaks
Urik
Michael Hildner
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I did a search in this forum for 'browser type', lots of folks have asked this question (including me). From a quick look most people seem to check if it's not IE. I think I've seen AOL in the string for that browser. Wonder what other browser types give?
Thomas Paul
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If the browser type contains "MSIE" then it is Microsoft Internet Explorer. If it doesn't but it does contain "Mozilla" then it is Netscape.


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Michael Hildner
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I've always wondered, what does 'Mozilla' mean?
Never mind... good explanation here: http://www.dictionary.com/cgi-bin/dict.pl?term=Mozilla
[This message has been edited by Michael Hildner (edited April 06, 2001).]
Michael Hildner
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I wonder what this browser is?:
Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; AOL 6.0; Windows 95)
This comes from a program I have that logs user information at login. According to Thomas, it would be IE, what's up with the 'AOL'?
 
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