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Question:What’s the user-agent (UA) string for Internet Explorer 10 on Windows Phone 8?



asked Sep 13, 2013 in google-user-agent by anonymous
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The UA string of Internet Explorer 10 on Windows Phone 8 will look like the following:
 
Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 10.0; Windows Phone 8.0; Trident/6.0; IEMobile/10.0; ARM; Touch; ; [;])
As you’d expect, the UA is mostly a continued evolution of the IE9 on Windows Phone 7.5 UA string, and it also aligns with IE10 on Windows. A couple of notes of interest:
 
The Platform token is now Windows Phone instead of Windows Phone OS.
The ARM and Touch tokens have been added, to align with the latest updates to the Internet Explorer 10 on Windows UA string.
The same best practices that we discussed when announcing the IE9 user-agent string apply:
 
Although the UA string is an important means of identifying a browser, you shouldn’t rely on it to target specific functionality. Instead, use feature and behavior detection to detect specific browsers wherever possible.
If you do decide to use UA detection, we suggest using the IEMobile token to identify Internet Explorer on Windows Phone as a mobile browser. If you would like to target code that requires new Internet Explorer 10 platform features on Windows Phone, you can use a regular expression to extract the IEMobile version token, and then check to see if it is greater than or equal to 10.
answered Sep 13, 2013 by anonymous
edited Sep 12, 2013
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The UA string of Internet Explorer 10 on Windows Phone 8 will look like the following:
 
Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 10.0; Windows Phone 8.0; Trident/6.0; IEMobile/10.0; ARM; Touch; ; [;])
As you’d expect, the UA is mostly a continued evolution of the IE9 on Windows Phone 7.5 UA string, and it also aligns with IE10 on Windows. A couple of notes of interest:
 
The Platform token is now Windows Phone instead of Windows Phone OS.
The ARM and Touch tokens have been added, to align with the latest updates to the Internet Explorer 10 on Windows UA string.
The same best practices that we discussed when announcing the IE9 user-agent string apply:
 
Although the UA string is an important means of identifying a browser, you shouldn’t rely on it to target specific functionality. Instead, use feature and behavior detection to detect specific browsers wherever possible.
If you do decide to use UA detection, we suggest using the IEMobile token to identify Internet Explorer on Windows Phone as a mobile browser. If you would like to target code that requires new Internet Explorer 10 platform features on Windows Phone, you can use a regular expression to extract the IEMobile version token, and then check to see if it is greater than or equal to 10.
answered Sep 13, 2013 by anonymous
edited Sep 12, 2013

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