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Steven Haryanto
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SHARYANTO::HTTP::DetectUA::Simple - A very simple and generic browser detection library


version 0.70


I needed a simple and fast routine which can detect whether HTTP client is a GUI browser (like Chrome or Firefox), a text browser (like Lynx or Links), or neither (like curl, or L). Hence, this module.


detect_http_ua_simple(@args) -> [status, msg, result, meta]

Detect whether HTTP client is a GUI/TUI browser.

This function is a simple and fast routine to detect whether HTTP client is a GUI browser (like Chrome or Firefox), a text-based browser (like Lynx or Links), or neither (like curl or LWP). Extra information can be provided in the future.

Currently these heuristic rules are used:

  • check popular browser markers in User-Agent header (e.g. 'Chrome', 'Opera');

  • check Accept header for 'image/';

It is several times faster than the other equivalent Perl modules, this is because it does significantly less.

Arguments ('*' denotes required arguments):

  • env => any

    CGI-compatible environment, e.g. \%ENV or PSGI's $env.

Return value:

Returns an enveloped result (an array).

First element (status) is an integer containing HTTP status code (200 means OK, 4xx caller error, 5xx function error). Second element (msg) is a string containing error message, or 'OK' if status is 200. Third element (result) is optional, the actual result. Fourth element (meta) is called result metadata and is optional, a hash that contains extra information.




Please visit the project's homepage at https://metacpan.org/release/SHARYANTO-Utils.


Source repository is at https://github.com/sharyanto/perl-SHARYANTO-Utils.


Please report any bugs or feature requests on the bugtracker website https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Dist/Display.html?Name=SHARYANTO-Utils

When submitting a bug or request, please include a test-file or a patch to an existing test-file that illustrates the bug or desired feature.


Steven Haryanto <stevenharyanto@gmail.com>


This software is copyright (c) 2014 by Steven Haryanto.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.