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Linux and Microsoft's browscap.ini
Are they compatible?
GaryK

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Msg#: 913 posted 4:35 am on Jan 1, 2004 (gmt 0)

I had a question from a visitor to the site in my profile regarding the use of Microsoft's browser capabilities database called browscap.ini.

Is there any way to make use of browscap.ini in a Linux environment without resorting to something like Sun ONE ASP?

If so, are there any security issues I should know about?

Thanks for helping me answer a visitor's question.

 

pendanticist

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Msg#: 913 posted 2:46 am on Jan 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

Friendly bump to clear up some of last year's stuff.

GaryK

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Msg#: 913 posted 9:52 pm on Jan 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

Come on folks. There surely must be a Linux person who knows the answer to this question. Please help me out and I'll be forever in your debt, for whatever that's worth. :)

dingman

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Msg#: 913 posted 6:10 am on Jan 4, 2004 (gmt 0)

Look up the PHP get_browser() function. It can use the Windows browscap.ini, or another one you get from other sources. I've never used it myself, but I know it exists.

GaryK

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Msg#: 913 posted 5:26 pm on Jan 4, 2004 (gmt 0)

Thanks but I am already PHP's official source for browscap.ini. My question was about Linux. :)

Is there native support in Linux for browscap.ini?

Perhaps it's a stupid, newbie question. If so please forgive me. I work on the dark side (MS) and Linux is completely foreign to me. ;)

dingman

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Msg#: 913 posted 11:23 pm on Jan 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

Oh. In that case, I can't help much. I've never heard of browscap.ini except in the PHP documentation.

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