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Is there a well-known, trusted open source script that we could use as a starting point to build a web-based analyser tool for our application that would be similar in functionality to the Firefox check add-ons tool?

For example, check against a specified version of Java, screen resolution, browser versions, etc.

Thanks, Kerrin

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I looked a while ago and couldn't find anything that did exactly what I wanted, but I only spent a short period of time looking because something like this is trivial to implement yourself.

Here are questions on Stack Overflow that show you how to retrieve the properties you've highlighted.

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/440160/detect-version-of-java-using-javascript http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2242086/how-to-detect-the-screen-resolution-with-javascript http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5916900/detect-version-of-browser

At the end of the day this is probably something you're better off implementing yourself so that it exactly matches your requirements and you can react accordingly.

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Thanks Sam, much appreciated –  kerrin Mar 6 '13 at 4:24
No worries Kerrin. It's definitely better to roll it yourself so it matches your unique requirements. –  Sam Mar 6 '13 at 4:25

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