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

robocoder opened this Issue · 5 comments

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Currently detected:

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


  • Silverlight
  • Google Gears


  • "cookie"


  • 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.



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

Piwik Open Source Analytics member

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

Java - Refs #744

Quicktime - refs #683


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?


(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.


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

@robocoder robocoder added this to the Piwik 0.4.2 milestone
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