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Revision 165025 of Browser Feature Detection

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  • Revision title: Browser Feature Detection
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Summary: An experimental approach to discovering degree of support for Standards Among the methods of browser detection, many people recommend using the existence of specific properties or methods in a browser's DOM to detect the browser type and whether it supports a given operation. This test takes that idea to the extreme and tests a large number of properties and methods to determine the level of support a browser has for particular standards and reports a rating as the percentage of names the browser defines.

Browser Sniffing via API Name Detection

The following tables list the API names defined for specific W3C DOM APIs and lists the percentage of names that your browser actually defines followed by a list of each of the API names tested along with an indication of whether the name was defined for your browser.

It is clear from these test results that Netscape 7.0x and Mozilla Firefox have the greatest DOM support although Internet Explorer, Safari, and Opera have sufficient DOM CSS 1 and DOM Level 1

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<p><span class="comment">Summary: An experimental approach to discovering degree of support for Standards</span>
Among the methods of <a href="en/Browser_Detection_and_Cross_Browser_Support">browser detection</a>, many people recommend using the existence of specific properties or methods in a browser's DOM to detect the browser type and whether it supports a given operation. This test takes that idea to the extreme and tests a large number of properties and methods to determine the level of support a browser has for particular standards and reports a rating as the percentage of names the browser defines.
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<h3 name="Browser_Sniffing_via_API_Name_Detection"> Browser Sniffing via API Name Detection </h3>
<p>The following tables list the API names defined for specific W3C DOM APIs and lists the percentage of names that your browser actually defines followed by a list of each of the API names tested along with an indication of whether the name was defined for your browser.
</p><p>It is clear from these test results that Netscape 7.0x and Mozilla Firefox have the greatest DOM support although Internet Explorer, Safari, and Opera have sufficient DOM CSS 1 and DOM Level 1
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