FP98: Sample JavaScript Code to Redirect Page Based on Browser

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This article provides sample JavaScript that redirects a Web browser to a specific page based on which browser you are using.

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NOTE: The following JavaScript has been tested in Microsoft Internet Explorer versions 3.0 and 4.0 and Netscape Navigator versions 3.0 and 4.0.

To redirect the browser using a script, follow these steps:
  1. Start FrontPage Editor and open the HTML page you want to edit.
  2. On the Insert menu, point to Advanced and then click Script.
  3. In the Language section, click JavaScript.
  4. In the Script box, type the following script:
    var version = navigator.appVersion;
          // sets variable = browser version
          if (version.indexOf("MSIE") != -1)
          // checks to see if using IE
             /* If using IE, it shows this page
             replace ie.htm with page name */ 
          window.open("other.htm", target="_self")
          /* else open other page
          replace other.html with page name */ 
  5. Click OK.
  6. On the File menu, click Save.
  7. Open the page in a Web browser that supports client-side scripting.


For more information about JavaScript, please see the following Microsoft World Wide Web site:


Article ID: 193057 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft FrontPage 98 Standard Edition
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