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#4754 closed bug (duplicate)

Opened June 12, 2009 01:45PM UTC

Closed June 16, 2009 01:11AM UTC

jQuery 1.2.6 reports wrong browser version.

Reported by: a6hi5h3k Owned by: joern
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: web Version: 1.2.6
Keywords: browser, version Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

In jquery-1.2.6.js, it tries to extract the browser version from navigator.userAgent

version = (navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().match( /.+(?:rv|it|ra|ie)[\\/: ]([\\d.]+)/ ) || [])[1];

My version of IE, gives following value for userAgent:

Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; GTB6; User-agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1;; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727

As it says, its IE 7, but the eager fetching by the regex used, generates the value as 6.

As clearly mentioned in 1.3 release notes, jquery doesn't use browser detection anymore. But since my guess is, most of users might have not yet upgraded to it, so thought of reporting it.

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Changed June 16, 2009 01:11AM UTC by dmethvin comment:1

resolution: → duplicate
status: newclosed

Duplicate of #2661.