[thelist] Asking newbie questions

Ben Dyer ben_dyer at imaginuity.com
Wed Nov 7 15:31:02 CST 2001

At 03:19 PM 11/7/2001, you wrote:
>I'm trying to set up a browser detect and page switcheroo thingy (tres
>descriptive n'est ce pa?).

Mais oui. :)

>I want users coming in on NS4.* to go to a
>different page. All of the things I've found will detect what browser
>someone is on, but I don't know how to take that and get the page to
>change.I was using the browser detection based on Ultimate Client
>Sniffer, from

Ironic.  The page doesn't seem to cooperate in IE5.


It says it's not there, but look at the file name.  They look to be 
"pulling a Microsoft."

>I'm guessing it would be something like:  if btype==nav4  then go
>"hereURL", (or some such incomprehensible JS stuff).  I haven't seen
>anything that has all of these functions in one script. I guess what I
>need is a function that will redirect the page that adds on to the
>browser detect, but I haven't found any simple ones (read: ones that I
>could decipher). Does anyone have one, or know of one that I could use.

It looks like you can take that big, long script and modify it by adding 
this as the last line.

   if (is_nav4) {

The location.replace function prevents that nasty problem when you hit back 
and it immediately bounces you forward again which is really, really 


Ben Dyer, Senior Internet Developer, Imaginuity Interactive
          Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum videtur.

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