get browser type using ASP

Posted on 2009-06-27
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
I have the following code in my page to find out the browser type. I am using Internet Explorer 7. But how comes the result returning the Browser is Netscape...?

the result which I got is

Browser: Netscape
Version: 4.00
Majorver: 4
Minorver: 00
Platform: unknown
Supports frames: True
Supports tables: True
Supports cookies: True
Supports JavaScript: True

' create an instance of the Browser Capabilities component
Set browserdetect = Server.CreateObject("MSWC.BrowserType")
' send some output to the web browser
response.write ("Browser: " & browser & "<BR>")
response.write ("Version: " & version & "<BR>")
response.write ("Majorver: " & majorver & "<BR>")
response.write ("Minorver: " & minorver & "<BR>")
response.write ("Platform: " & platform & "<BR>")
response.write ("Supports frames: " & frames & "<BR>")
response.write ("Supports tables: " & tables & "<BR>")
response.write ("Supports cookies: " & cookies & "<BR>")
response.write ("Supports JavaScript: " & javascript & "<BR>")

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Question by:siva_gk
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>how comes the result returning the Browser is Netscape...?

Probably because you are using no or an old Browsercap.ini file which does not have the correct information.
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var agent= navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase();
var ie = agent.indexOf("msie")>=0;
if (ie){
} else {
alert('Other than IE Not Supported');
//redirect to warning page

this is what I want...

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