luseragent

Human-friendly user agent information

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L'user Agent

Pardon my French?

So I guess it's cute but most days I really don't give a about all this browser user agent detritus.

I just want to know which browser, which version, which operating system.

Usage

var ua = luserAgent(navigator.userAgent);
console.log("Hello "+ua.app+" "+ua.v+", on "+ua.os);
console.log(", world.");

You can drop the semi-colons or put them at the beginning of your lines or whatever if you're annoying like that, but honestly I'd rather you just use CoffeeScript at that point.

Eventually when I need it this will work as a CommonJS (node.js/CouchDB/browserify) module too. Right now I sometimes just copy/paste the code into my projects because that is awesome also*.

WARNING

PLEASE: if you use this for browser detection you yes you Are The Reason we got this mess in the first place and I will cry. For you Argentina.

Exceptions.

If all of the following are true:

  • you are not using jQuery, and
  • you have heard of Modernizr, and
  • you have filed a bug for the browser bug you are fighting

Then you may use the provided information to gaurd a carefully considered workaround for said browser bug.

Else you may only use this library for human consumption (e.g. reable browser info for statitics or exception logs)

c.f. http://www.quirksmode.org/js/detect.html and http://www.javascripter.net/faq/browsern.htm probably many many others but I got sick of not being able to find them

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Browser_Detection_and_Cross_Browser_Support http://www.useragentstring.com/pages/links.php / http://www.useragentstring.com/pages/All/ http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2616#section-14.43

Fine print

* so I really don't recommend just copy-pasting this into your project because my code here can only improve, but I also really don't care.

License: this but © me and I guess whoever else helped instead of that Sam dude. I don't even know that Sam dude.

Rhetorically asked questions

Dare I submit a pull request or even fork this you seem really rude.

And you hate jQuery? WHO HATES JQUERY IT IS THE WEB?!!!

But I love you.

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