Solved

Getting browser information from an array

Posted on 2007-04-09
2
212 Views
Last Modified: 2010-08-05
I am trying to get the browser and platform names from visitors in PHP. I can't use the get_browser method because its not supported on my server. I have found this:
http://garetjax.info/projects/browscap/

It seems to do what i require. However i'm having trouble getting the information from the array. Heres my code:

// Loads the class
require 'includes/Browscap/Browscap.php';

// Creates a new Browscap object (loads or creates the cache)
$bc = new Browscap('includes/Browscap/cache');

// Gets information about the current browser's user agent
$current_browser = $bc->getBrowser();

// Output the result
$browser = $current_browser['browser'];
$platform = $current_browser['platform'];
echo $browser . "<br />" . $platform;

This just prints nothing. Where am i going wrong?
0
Comment
Question by:alex_wareing
2 Comments
 
LVL 49

Expert Comment

by:Roonaan
ID: 18876984
You'd might just want to see what plain $_SERVER entries you can use:

echo '<pre>'.var_export($_SERVER, true).'</pre>';

You'd probably should be able to distill the information from $_SERVER['HTTP_USER_AGENT'];

echo $_SERVER['HTTP_USER_AGENT'];

-r-
0
 
LVL 20

Accepted Solution

by:
steelseth12 earned 500 total points
ID: 18877042
The class you are using doesnt return an array it returns an object.

$browser = $current_browser->Browser;
$platform = $current_browser->Platform;

you can do a print_r($current_browser) to get the rest of the values .
0

Featured Post

Announcing the Most Valuable Experts of 2016

MVEs are more concerned with the satisfaction of those they help than with the considerable points they can earn. They are the types of people you feel privileged to call colleagues. Join us in honoring this amazing group of Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

This article discusses four methods for overlaying images in a container on a web page
Since pre-biblical times, humans have sought ways to keep secrets, and share the secrets selectively.  This article explores the ways PHP can be used to hide and encrypt information.
Explain concepts important to validation of email addresses with regular expressions. Applies to most languages/tools that uses regular expressions. Consider email address RFCs: Look at HTML5 form input element (with type=email) regex pattern: T…
The viewer will learn how to count occurrences of each item in an array.

821 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