Then you would have to have the complete USER_AGENT string for each possible browser, which isn't really viable. Each string contains (usually) information about both the browser name, version and the OS. That is a lot of strings.
in reply to Re: Re: Re: Short and Sweet Browser Detection
in thread Short and Sweet Browser Detection
Ah, the regexp; the good old hammer. Tell you what. I spent 30 seconds looking in my perlmonk.org web log (which does *not* get any significant amount of traffic), and just from this fast survey, I could pick out this list easily:
Sure looks easy to write a regexp that picks out the important part, yes? When should we pick something inside the paranthesis? Outside? What if the paranthesis doesn't close? Is it MSIE or Opera? I'm sure it is easy; please show me.
Mozilla/5.001 (windows; U; NT4.0; en-us) Gecko/25250101
Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0; .NET CLR 1.0.3705
Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)
Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; Windows NT; DigExt; DTS Agent
Mozilla/3.0 (compatible; Indy Library)
Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.1 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020417
Mozilla/4.78 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.7-10 i686)
Mozilla/4.5 (compatible; iCab 2.7.1; Macintosh; I; PPC)
Mozilla/5.0 (Linux 2.4.7-10 i586; U) Opera 6.0 [en]
Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.0; Windows 2000) Opera 6.01 [en]
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