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Opened 14 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

#3374 closed feature (wontfix)

Support jQuery.os

Reported by: raccettura Owned by:
Priority: minor Milestone: 1.3
Component: core Version: 1.2.6
Keywords: os, detect, user agent Cc: raccettura.flesler
Blocked by: Blocking:


jQuery has a really handy for browser detection. In some cases it's also handy to detect OS. For example downloads, media players (WMP for Mac sucks), and even fonts (sometimes an extra pixel makes a difference for Mac OS X due to it's anti-aliasing).

I therefore propose adding jQuery.os

I've got a patch to get this started.

The biggest question is what OS's to detect. This should catch the big ones.

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osdetect.diff (564 bytes) - added by raccettura 14 years ago.

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Changed 14 years ago by raccettura

Attachment: osdetect.diff added


comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by flesler

Cc: raccettura.flesler added
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While possible, it's not something required on the core. I recall seeing 1 or more plugins that extend or even rewrite the browser object.

You can always add that as a plugin. If you think it can help somewhere in the core and you can show us where and how, we can surely add that, then.

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by dmethvin

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

jQuery doesn't need this internally, and it would likely be as hard to get right as jQuery.browser. It could be done as a plugin and contributed to the plugin repository.

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