Summary: detect what browser your visitor is using
Version: 2009-12-29
Discussion: DetectBrowser-Talk

Questions answered by this recipe

  • How can I tell what browser a visitor is using via PmWiki markup?
  • Can I check to see if a visitor is using a specific browser?


check to see what browser your visitor is using.


Add to config.php: include_once("$FarmD/cookbook/detect.browser.php");

I'm sure there are many ways to do this, so feel free to amend or change the recipe if you know better.

This is very simple code that provides several ways to check which browser a visitor is using:

  • Once installed, the PageVar {$browserInfo} will return whatever's stored in $_SERVER['HTTP_USER_AGENT']
  • {(detectbrowser)} - using no argument is exactly the same as using {$browserInfo}, and will return the content of $_SERVER['HTTP_USER_AGENT']
  • {(detectbrowser browser)} - supplying one of the common browser abbreviations (i.e. firefox, safari, MSIE, etc) will return either true or false (as a string)


(:if {(detectbrowser MSIE)}:)are you sure you want to use Internet Explorer to view this site?(:ifend:)

Release notes

2009-12-30 - initial release

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See also

is there another recipe that does this already? couldn't find one...




See discussion at DetectBrowser-Talk

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