The ASP Browser Capabilities component creates a BrowserType object that determines the type,
capabilities and version number of a visitor's browser.
When a browser connects to a server, a User Agent header is also sent to the server. This header
contains information about the browser.
The BrowserType object compares the information in the header with information in a file on the
server called "Browscap.ini".
If there is a match between the browser type and version number in the header and the information
in the "Browsercap.ini" file, the BrowserType object can be used to list the
properties of the matching browser. If there is no match for the browser type and version number
in the Browscap.ini file, it will set every property to "UNKNOWN".
The example below creates a BrowserType object in an ASP file, and displays some of the
capabilities of your browser:
The "Browsercap.ini" file is used to declare properties and to set default values for
This section is not a tutorial on how to maintain "Browsercap.ini" files, it only shows
you the basics; so you get an idea what a "Browsercap.ini" file is all about.
The "Browsercap.ini" file can contain the following:
A "Browsercap.ini" file might look something like this:
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