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Q: Adobe version detection in a browser ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Adobe version detection in a browser
Category: Computers > Programming
Asked by: webmasterindian-ga
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Posted: 19 Aug 2005 11:08 PDT
Expires: 18 Sep 2005 11:08 PDT
Question ID: 557774
I have a specific requirement to be able to detect if Adobe version 6
(reader or full version) or higher is installed on a client machine. I
currently have a javascript (which I can provide), which works in most
cases. The one case, where it fails is when the user has Adobe version
6 professional version installed. In that case, the script detects it
as version 5.

Clarification of Question by webmasterindian-ga on 19 Aug 2005 11:09 PDT
The detection has to be from within a browser
Subject: Re: Adobe version detection in a browser
Answered By: theta-ga on 20 Aug 2005 01:25 PDT
Hi webmasterindian-ga,
    The Planet PDF website has an in depth article for detecting
Acrobat versions in Internet Explorer and Netscape. You can find the
article here:
        - Acrobat in the Browser
    They also provide a sample HTML page that executes the detection
script they provide:
        - Acrobat Plugin Check
     However, when I tested out the above page in IE, it gave me an
error about an undeclared variable. So I modified the code, and you
can download this updated code from:
        - Updated Acrobat Plugin Detection Code

     I have tested out the above code on IE SP2 with Acrobat 6.0 installed.

The article does a good job of explaining the code provided. Please
test the code at your end, and if you encounter any issues or require
any clarifications just post the details here, and we will work
through them.

Hope this helps.

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