Opened 5 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#857 closed New feature (fixed)

Changes to browser plugin detection in non-IE browsers

Reported by: vipsoft Owned by: vipsoft
Priority: normal Milestone: Piwik 0.4.2
Component: Core Keywords:
Cc: Sensitive:


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.

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by hass


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

comment:2 Changed 5 years ago by vipsoft (robocoder)

  • Owner set to vipsoft

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by matt (mattab)

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

Java - Refs #744

Quicktime - refs #683

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by vipsoft (robocoder)

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?

comment:5 Changed 5 years ago by vipsoft (robocoder)

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

(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.

comment:6 Changed 5 years ago by vipsoft (robocoder)

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

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