detect-browser4.5.0 • Public • Published
This is a package that attempts to detect a browser vendor and version (in
a semver compatible format) using a navigator useragent in a browser or
process.version in node.
const detect = ;const browser = ;// handle the case where we don't detect the browserif browserconsole;console;console;
Or you can use a switch statement:
const detect = ;const browser = ;// handle the case where we don't detect the browser
NOTE: Upgrading to 4.x
If you have been using
3.x the main thing to be aware of is that the
bot boolean flag
has been removed from all but the
BotInfo results (yes,
4.x introduces some
lightweight classes for identifying the type of result you have received).
In all but a few cases this change will be transparent to most users (given common JS coding pattern), but it's worth checking the release notes to get details on those edge cases.
Additionally, with the source now being written in TypeScript the package
ships with type declarations so you shouldn't need the
package anymore (thanks to those that put the effort into creating it though).
Adding additional browser support
The current list of browsers that can be detected by
not exhaustive. If you have a browser that you would like to add support for
then please submit a pull request with the implementation.
Creating an acceptable implementation requires two things:
- A test demonstrating that the regular expression you have defined identifies
your new browser correctly. Examples of this can be found in the
- Write the actual regex to the
index.jsfile. In most cases adding the regex to the list of existing regexes will be suitable (if usage of
undefinedfor instance), but in some cases you might have to add it before an existing regex. This would be true for a case where you have a browser that is a specialised variant of an existing browser but is identified as the non-specialised case.
When writing the regular expression remember that you would write it containing a single capturing group which captures the version number of the browser.
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