NavigatorID.appVersion

Returns either "4.0" or a string representing version information about the browser.

Note: Do not rely on this property to return the correct browser version.

Syntax

window.navigator.appVersion

Value

Either "4.0" or a string representing version information about the browser.

Example

alert('Your browser version is reported as ' + navigator.appVersion);

Notes

The window.navigator.userAgent property may also contain the version number (for example "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:0.9.2) Gecko/20010725 Netscape 6/6.1"), but you should be aware of how easy it is to change the user agent string and "spoof" other browsers, platforms, or user agents, and also how cavalier the browser vendor themselves are with these properties.

The window.navigator.appVersion, window.navigator.appName and window.navigator.userAgent properties have been used in "browser sniffing" code: scripts that attempt to find out what kind of browser you are using and adjust pages accordingly. This lead to the current situation, where browsers had to return fake values from these properties in order not to be locked out of some websites.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'NavigatorID.appVersion' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial definition

Browser compatibility

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