Solved

How to pull visitor system information from a web page

Posted on 2004-04-27
1
177 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-06
Is there a way to have a client that comes to our website click a button and give us system specs?  This is for a help desk package we are writing using php.  Any commits would be great.
0
Comment
Question by:Uzaree
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 17

Accepted Solution

by:
dorward earned 50 total points
ID: 10936707
Yes and no.

It is possible, but only for some clients, and it would require the creation of platform specific (ActiveX in the case of MSIE on Windows) tools to gather the information. It would also require the user to accept several scary security alerts.

It *might* be possible to gather the data using a cross platform signed Java Applet - but this would probably require Windows users to install the official version of the Java Plugin (as the one which comes with Windows is ancient and awful).
0

Featured Post

[Live Webinar] The Cloud Skills Gap

As Cloud technologies come of age, business leaders grapple with the impact it has on their team's skills and the gap associated with the use of a cloud platform.

Join experts from 451 Research and Concerto Cloud Services on July 27th where we will examine fact and fiction.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Preface This is the third article about the EE Collaborative Login Project. A Better Website Login System (http://www.experts-exchange.com/A_2902.html) introduces the Login System and shows how to implement a login page. The EE Collaborative Logi…
Browsers only know CSS so your awesome SASS code needs to be translated into normal CSS. Here I'll try to explain what you should aim for in order to take full advantage of SASS.
Viewers will learn about the regular for loop in Java and how to use it. Definition: Break the for loop down into 3 parts: Syntax when using for loops: Example using a for loop:
The viewer will learn how to create and use a small PHP class to apply a watermark to an image. This video shows the viewer the setup for the PHP watermark as well as important coding language. Continue to Part 2 to learn the core code used in creat…
Suggested Courses

636 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question