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Hi everyone,

I am wondering if there's any code for detecting an operating system that the user is using?  Let's say if a user goes to a specific webpage I want it to detect his OS and then depending if it's Windows or Mac to redirect him to another appropriate page. Is that possible? If yes, please help me out with the script.  I really appreciate it.

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<script language="javascript">

//general redirection
function redirectPage(szWinURL,szMacURL) {
 if (navigator.userAgent.match(/Mac/i)) {
   if (szMacURL.length != 0) window.location.replace(szMacURL);
 } else {
   if (szWinURL.length != 0) window.location.replace(szWinURL);
 }

}

//e.g. of redirecting if Macs are found
redirectPage("","mac.html");
//e.g. of redirecting if window is found (default)
redirectPage("win.html","");
//e.g. redirecting
redirectPage("index_win.html","index_mac.html");

</script>
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by:cyberspy
ID: 6881766
Thanks for your reply.  Only one question, what is the difference between mac.html and index_mac.html?
You explained in e.g. parts of redirecting for Mac and windows and then just redirecting? please explain me the last one.  Thanks.
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by:b1xml2
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the last one guarantees a redirection, either to the page for Macs or Windows. The function provided is flexible enuff for that.
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by:cyberspy
ID: 6881787
Ok, I just tried it and it didn't work.  I place this code in my index.html page and specified index.html for windows redirect and mindex.html for mac redirect and it didn't work.  I'm not sure why...?
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by:bruno
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the code Brandon provided was client side, i can offer a server side function if you support ASP?

BRUNO
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by:cyberspy
ID: 6881806
No, client side is fine, but it didn't work when I opened the page on Mac, it stayed on the index.html page.  How can I get it to work? Please help me out.
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bruno earned 400 total points
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try this....





<script language="javascript">

if ((navigator.appVersion.indexOf("Mac") != -1))
{
window.location = 'your_mac_page.html'
}


</script>




BRUNO
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by:cyberspy
ID: 6881841
That worked just fine, Thanks BRUNO:)!!
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Glad I could help!  Thanks for the A.  :-)
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