browser sniffing

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20:59 May 27, 2010
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Tech/Engineering - Internet, e-Commerce
Additional field(s): Computers (general)
English term or phrase: browser sniffing
Definition from
The process in which the web site tries to determine what kind of web browser the user is using. This is done to suit the website to the particular capabilities of the browser.

Example sentence(s):
  • Web standards have made browser sniffing far less necessary on the server side, unless you happen to be implementing a browser statistics application. Sitepoint
  • The file is extensible in the sense that you can add your own properties (such as 'crawler', 'stripper' etc) and add your own browser-sniffing filters for newer browsers such as Firebird and Firefox. The Code Project
  • Some banks do browser-sniffing where they attempt to discover which browser you're using, and if it's not IE they bounce you away. Computerworld
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5 +1브라우저 스니핑
Chan Park
5브라우저 스니핑
Ka yeram


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5 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
브라우저 스니핑

Definition from web developer:
브라우저의 버전과 형식을 점검하는 ECMAScript 함수로 대개 처리되는 것이며, 필요하다면, 다른 함수를 사용하거나 다른 페이지 또는 웹페이지를 가리키도록 하는 방식

Example sentence(s):
  • 피할 수 없다면 브라우저 스니핑 기법을 통해 IE로 접속했을 때에만 적용되도록 하며, 다시 말하지만 절대로 IE에서만 이용할 수 있는 페이지가 되어선 안된다. - blog  
Chan Park
South Korea
Local time: 05:25
Native speaker of: Native in KoreanKorean

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Yes  Jason Kang: 번역어는 동의합니다만, webdeveloper의 정의가 무슨 뜻인지요?
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  -> 브라우저 호출 함수에 관한 설명입니다.
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브라우저 스니핑

Definition from
과거에는 방문자의 웹 브라우저의 종류를 미리 파악하여 조치함으로써, 브라우저 간의 호환성을 유지하였습니다.
이렇게 호환성을 유지하는 방법을 브라우저 스니핑(browser sniffing)이라고 합니다.

Example sentence(s):
  • 일반적이고 대부분의 브라우저 스니핑 기법은 각 브라우저에서 지원하는 DOM의 차이점을 이용하여 활용하고 있습니다. -  
Ka yeram
South Korea
Native speaker of: Native in KoreanKorean
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