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Changes to browser plugin detection in non-IE browsers #857

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robocoder opened this Issue · 5 comments

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@robocoder
Collaborator

Currently detected:

  • "cookie"
  • Pdf
  • Flash
  • Windows Media Player
  • Shockwave Director
  • Real Player

Add:

  • Silverlight
  • Google Gears

Remove:

  • "cookie"

Notes:

  • Adobe AIR (may not be possible to detect/distinguish from Flash)
  • QuickTime (removed in 0.2.35)
  • Java (removed in 0.4)

See also #852.

@anonymous-piwik-user

Subscribe.

Java and Quicktime has been removed? Please add it back.

@mattab
Owner

why do we remove Cookie detection? This is useful if the number we currently detect is accurate.

Java - Refs #744

Quicktime - refs #683

@robocoder
Collaborator

Because JavaScript cookie support isn't a plugin...

WRT QT, we could revert #683, given #852. If there's sufficient interest, we could also revert #744. But we should document the limitations of the plugin detection and rationale for doing so, so this isn't a FAQ.

Perhaps we should consider a public survey/poll?

@robocoder
Collaborator

(In [1313]) fixes #857 - add Silverlight and Google Gears detection; revert #744 & #683, restoring Java and Quicktime detection given #852. Kept "Cookie". AIR not detectable.

@robocoder
Collaborator

Also, JSLint'd to Edition 2009-07-18.

@robocoder robocoder added this to the Piwik 0.4.2 milestone
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