PHP Code to Detect IE Browsers

//PHP Code to Detect IE Browsers

PHP Code to Detect IE Browsers

The extremely buggy way that Internet Explorer renders CSS annoyed me again, this time because of the different way it displays elements with z-indexes.

I spent a couple of hours trying to fix the bug, failed, and decided to go about it another way. The problem lay in a CSS/Javascript rotating banner gallery ,so I used PHP to redirect all Internet Explorer users to a static version of that instead.

Here’s the PHP code that I used. This is the function, put it anywhere in your PHP file:

function detectIE()
{
if (isset($_SERVER['HTTP_USER_AGENT']) && (strpos($_SERVER['HTTP_USER_AGENT'], 'MSIE') !== false))
return true;
else
return false;
}

And this is how I called it:


if detectIE() {
//if true, means the user's on IE
//do all the IE stuff here...
} else {
//all is fine
//use normal code here
}

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By |2009-09-23T03:37:24+00:00May 24th, 2009|Programming & Code|2 Comments

About the Author:

Alvin Poh lives in Singapore, and is interested in marketing, techy stuff, and likes to just figure out how the two can work with each other. He can also be found on Google+.

2 Comments

  1. John June 24, 2009 at 11:47 am - Reply

    When I opened up my website using Mozilla firefox all are fine, the alignment of table are Ok, But when I opened up my website using IE or Internet Explorer all are ugly looking, like the alignment of table are not perfect.

  2. Vanetta Mollohan December 5, 2010 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    Awesome work once again! Thumbs up.

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