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HttpBrowserCapabilities not returning correct netscape version

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When I try to get the netscape version for version 7, I get the
HttpBrowserCapabilities class returning the version as 5 and not 7.
(see code and output below)
CODE
HttpBrowserCapabilities bc;
string s;
bc = Request.Browser;
....
s += "Type = " + bc.Type + "<br>" + "\n";
s += "Name = " + bc.Browser + "<br>" + "\n";
s += "Version = " + bc.Version + "<br>" + "\n";
s += "Major Version = " + bc.MajorVersion + "<br>" + "\n";
s += "Minor Version = " + bc.MinorVersion + "<br>" + "\n";
OUTPUT

Type = Netscape5
Name = Netscape
Version = 5.0
Major Version = 5
Minor Version = 0

When I use

s += Request.ServerVariables["http_user_agent"];

I get the output

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.0.2)
Gecko/20030208 Netscape/7.02

which does contain the version 7.02 in the string.

Do I need to use the ServerVariables string to get the correct version
number or is there a better way???

Earl
Nov 17 '05 #1
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Earl,

Let me look into this. At first glance, I'd say that the Regular
Expressions in the browserCaps element in the machine.config file need to
be updated to recognize Netscape 7.

I'll update you as soon as I can.

Jim Cheshire [MSFT]
Developer Support
ASP.NET
ja******@online.microsoft.com

This post is provided as-is with no warranties and confers no rights.

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From: ea******@hotmail.com (Earl T)
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.dotnet.framework.aspnet
Subject: HttpBrowserCapabilities not returning correct netscape version
Date: 14 Oct 2003 14:11:19 -0700
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When I try to get the netscape version for version 7, I get the
HttpBrowserCapabilities class returning the version as 5 and not 7.
(see code and output below)
CODE
HttpBrowserCapabilities bc;
string s;
bc = Request.Browser;
...
s += "Type = " + bc.Type + "<br>" + "\n";
s += "Name = " + bc.Browser + "<br>" + "\n";
s += "Version = " + bc.Version + "<br>" + "\n";
s += "Major Version = " + bc.MajorVersion + "<br>" + "\n";
s += "Minor Version = " + bc.MinorVersion + "<br>" + "\n";
OUTPUT

Type = Netscape5
Name = Netscape
Version = 5.0
Major Version = 5
Minor Version = 0

When I use

s += Request.ServerVariables["http_user_agent"];

I get the output

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.0.2)
Gecko/20030208 Netscape/7.02

which does contain the version 7.02 in the string.

Do I need to use the ServerVariables string to get the correct version
number or is there a better way???

Earl


Nov 17 '05 #2

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Jim,

After looking in the BrowserCaps section, I would say you are probably
correct. There is a regular expression to find netscape v6 but not v7. I
tried to add a case statement for v7 but it did not work (maybe because I no
nothing of how this really works)

I am sure that others must have run up against this and found a
solution???(like an updated browsercaps section)

Earl
"Jim Cheshire [MSFT]" <ja******@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:Rp**************@cpmsftngxa06.phx.gbl...
Earl,

Let me look into this. At first glance, I'd say that the Regular
Expressions in the browserCaps element in the machine.config file need to
be updated to recognize Netscape 7.

I'll update you as soon as I can.

Jim Cheshire [MSFT]
Developer Support
ASP.NET
ja******@online.microsoft.com

This post is provided as-is with no warranties and confers no rights.

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From: ea******@hotmail.com (Earl T)
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.dotnet.framework.aspnet
Subject: HttpBrowserCapabilities not returning correct netscape version
Date: 14 Oct 2003 14:11:19 -0700
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NNTP-Posting-Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 21:11:19 +0000 (UTC)
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When I try to get the netscape version for version 7, I get the
HttpBrowserCapabilities class returning the version as 5 and not 7.
(see code and output below)
CODE
HttpBrowserCapabilities bc;
string s;
bc = Request.Browser;
...
s += "Type = " + bc.Type + "<br>" + "\n";
s += "Name = " + bc.Browser + "<br>" + "\n";
s += "Version = " + bc.Version + "<br>" + "\n";
s += "Major Version = " + bc.MajorVersion + "<br>" + "\n";
s += "Minor Version = " + bc.MinorVersion + "<br>" + "\n";
OUTPUT

Type = Netscape5
Name = Netscape
Version = 5.0
Major Version = 5
Minor Version = 0

When I use

s += Request.ServerVariables["http_user_agent"];

I get the output

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.0.2)
Gecko/20030208 Netscape/7.02

which does contain the version 7.02 in the string.

Do I need to use the ServerVariables string to get the correct version
number or is there a better way???

Earl

Nov 17 '05 #3

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Jim,

I found this code in another artical on this newsgroup and it now reports
the correct netscape (major) version, which is all I care about. I added it
to my web.config file but suppose I can add it to the machine.config
instead?

Earl
Try this code in your web.config file (place between the <system.web> tags)

<browserCaps>

<case match="Gecko/[-\d]+">

browser=Netscape

frames=true

tables=true

cookies=true

javascript=true

javaapplets=true

ecmascriptversion=1.5

w3cdomversion=1.0

css1=true

css2=true

xml=true

tagwriter=System.Web.UI.HtmlTextWriter

<case match="rv:1.0[^\.](?'letters'\w*)">

version=6.0

majorversion=6

minorversion=0

<case match="^b" with="${letters}">

beta=true

</case>

</case>

<case match="rv:1(\.\d+)(\.\d)?(?'letters'\w*)">

version=7.0

majorversion=7

minorversion=0

<case match="^b" with="${letters}">

beta=true

</case>

</case>

</case>

</browserCaps>
"Jim Cheshire [MSFT]" <ja******@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:Rp**************@cpmsftngxa06.phx.gbl...
Earl,

Let me look into this. At first glance, I'd say that the Regular
Expressions in the browserCaps element in the machine.config file need to
be updated to recognize Netscape 7.

I'll update you as soon as I can.

Jim Cheshire [MSFT]
Developer Support
ASP.NET
ja******@online.microsoft.com

This post is provided as-is with no warranties and confers no rights.

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From: ea******@hotmail.com (Earl T)
Newsgroups: microsoft.public.dotnet.framework.aspnet
Subject: HttpBrowserCapabilities not returning correct netscape version
Date: 14 Oct 2003 14:11:19 -0700
Organization: http://groups.google.com
Lines: 40
Message-ID: <ad**************************@posting.google.com >
NNTP-Posting-Host: 12.45.135.78
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
X-Trace: posting.google.com 1066165879 29724 127.0.0.1 (14 Oct 2003 21:11:19 GMT)
X-Complaints-To: gr**********@google.com
NNTP-Posting-Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 21:11:19 +0000 (UTC)
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Xref: cpmsftngxa06.phx.gbl microsoft.public.dotnet.framework.aspnet:184139X-Tomcat-NG: microsoft.public.dotnet.framework.aspnet

When I try to get the netscape version for version 7, I get the
HttpBrowserCapabilities class returning the version as 5 and not 7.
(see code and output below)
CODE
HttpBrowserCapabilities bc;
string s;
bc = Request.Browser;
...
s += "Type = " + bc.Type + "<br>" + "\n";
s += "Name = " + bc.Browser + "<br>" + "\n";
s += "Version = " + bc.Version + "<br>" + "\n";
s += "Major Version = " + bc.MajorVersion + "<br>" + "\n";
s += "Minor Version = " + bc.MinorVersion + "<br>" + "\n";
OUTPUT

Type = Netscape5
Name = Netscape
Version = 5.0
Major Version = 5
Minor Version = 0

When I use

s += Request.ServerVariables["http_user_agent"];

I get the output

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.0.2)
Gecko/20030208 Netscape/7.02

which does contain the version 7.02 in the string.

Do I need to use the ServerVariables string to get the correct version
number or is there a better way???

Earl

Nov 17 '05 #4

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Hi Earl,

You can add it to either. However, if you want it available to any Web
application, the machine.config is probably the way to go.

Jim Cheshire [MSFT]
Developer Support
ASP.NET
ja******@online.microsoft.com

This post is provided as-is with no warranties and confers no rights.

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Jim,

I found this code in another artical on this newsgroup and it now reports
the correct netscape (major) version, which is all I care about. I added it
to my web.config file but suppose I can add it to the machine.config
instead?

Earl
Try this code in your web.config file (place between the <system.web> tags)

<browserCaps>

<case match="Gecko/[-\d]+">

browser=Netscape

frames=true

tables=true

cookies=true

javascript=true

javaapplets=true

ecmascriptversion=1.5

w3cdomversion=1.0

css1=true

css2=true

xml=true

tagwriter=System.Web.UI.HtmlTextWriter

<case match="rv:1.0[^\.](?'letters'\w*)">

version=6.0

majorversion=6

minorversion=0

<case match="^b" with="${letters}">

beta=true

</case>

</case>

<case match="rv:1(\.\d+)(\.\d)?(?'letters'\w*)">

version=7.0

majorversion=7

minorversion=0

<case match="^b" with="${letters}">

beta=true

</case>

</case>

</case>

</browserCaps>
"Jim Cheshire [MSFT]" <ja******@online.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:Rp**************@cpmsftngxa06.phx.gbl...
Earl,

Let me look into this. At first glance, I'd say that the Regular
Expressions in the browserCaps element in the machine.config file need to
be updated to recognize Netscape 7.

I'll update you as soon as I can.

Jim Cheshire [MSFT]
Developer Support
ASP.NET
ja******@online.microsoft.com

This post is provided as-is with no warranties and confers no rights.

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>From: ea******@hotmail.com (Earl T)
>Newsgroups: microsoft.public.dotnet.framework.aspnet
>Subject: HttpBrowserCapabilities not returning correct netscape version
>Date: 14 Oct 2003 14:11:19 -0700
>Organization: http://groups.google.com
>Lines: 40
>Message-ID: <ad**************************@posting.google.com >
>NNTP-Posting-Host: 12.45.135.78
>Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
>Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
>X-Trace: posting.google.com 1066165879 29724 127.0.0.1 (14 Oct 2003

21:11:19 GMT)
>X-Complaints-To: gr**********@google.com
>NNTP-Posting-Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 21:11:19 +0000 (UTC)
>Path:

cpmsftngxa06.phx.gbl!TK2MSFTNGP08.phx.gbl!news-out.cwix.com!newsfeed.cwix.c

o
m!news.maxwell.syr.edu!postnews1.google.com!not-for-mail
>Xref: cpmsftngxa06.phx.gblmicrosoft.public.dotnet.framework.aspnet:184139 >X-Tomcat-NG: microsoft.public.dotnet.framework.aspnet
>
>When I try to get the netscape version for version 7, I get the
>HttpBrowserCapabilities class returning the version as 5 and not 7.
>(see code and output below)
>
>
>CODE
>HttpBrowserCapabilities bc;
>string s;
>bc = Request.Browser;
>...
>s += "Type = " + bc.Type + "<br>" + "\n";
>s += "Name = " + bc.Browser + "<br>" + "\n";
>s += "Version = " + bc.Version + "<br>" + "\n";
>s += "Major Version = " + bc.MajorVersion + "<br>" + "\n";
>s += "Minor Version = " + bc.MinorVersion + "<br>" + "\n";
>
>
>OUTPUT
>
>Type = Netscape5
>Name = Netscape
>Version = 5.0
>Major Version = 5
>Minor Version = 0
>
>When I use
>
>s += Request.ServerVariables["http_user_agent"];
>
>I get the output
>
>Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.0.2)
>Gecko/20030208 Netscape/7.02
>
>which does contain the version 7.02 in the string.
>
>Do I need to use the ServerVariables string to get the correct version
>number or is there a better way???
>
>Earl
>



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