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Returns the name of the browser. The HTML5 specification also allows any browser to return "Netscape" here, for compatibility reasons.

Note: Do not rely on this property to return the correct browser name. In Gecko-based browsers (like Firefox) and WebKit-based browsers (like Chrome and Safari) the returned string is "Netscape".


appName = window.navigator.appName 
  • appName is the name of the browser as a string.


// shows the name of the browser


This was originally part of DOM Level 0, but has been since included in the HTML5 spec.

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