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#1 michaellunsford

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 06:19 PM

Thus quoteth the manual:
[!--quoteo--][div class=\'quotetop\']QUOTE[/div][div class=\'quotemain\'][!--quotec--] While browscap.ini contains information on many browsers, it relies on user updates to keep the database current.[/quote]

okay, we know get_browser isn't the solution. Is there an easier way to just find out what a site visitor's operating system is?

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 06:22 PM

HTTP_USER_AGENT
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Posted 18 June 2006 - 06:25 PM

As Crayon_Violent pointed out, HTTP_USER_AGENT, which is a part of the global variable $_SERVER[]

$_SERVER['HTTP_USER_AGENT']

#4 michaellunsford

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 06:52 PM

I had hoped not to explode USER_AGENT by ";" and write a function to interpret the third array object. I guess browscap.ini is starting to look better than I thought.

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 07:32 PM

get_browser RELIES on the USER_AGENT:

[!--quoteo--][div class=\'quotetop\']QUOTE[/div][div class=\'quotemain\'][!--quotec--]mixed get_browser ( [string user_agent [, bool return_array]] )[/quote]

It IS the best option. Finito. Maybe you can code something similar, but you'll have to use the USER_AGENT header anyways
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