Browscap.ini Project

Welcome to the home of the HPC Factor Browscap project. The aim of the browscap.ini project is to aid web developers to better log site visits by Windows CE based PDA's.

The Browscap.ini file is used by Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) based Web Servers to discover the Web Browser version and also to provide any additional, relevant information that may be useful when serving data to a particular Operating System or Web Browser.

For example, the browscap.ini file can tell the web server:

  • Resolution of the device's screen
  • Web Browser manufacturer
  • Major and Minor Browser versions
  • Frames capabilities of the web browser
  • Scripting capabilities of the web browser, e.g. ActiveX, Java, Visual Basic

Some Internet Traffic analysis software also may make use of the Browscap.ini file when analysing the log files of a Microsoft Web Server, although its primary use is in serving Active Server Pages (.asp's).

 

The currently available information provided by Microsoft and CyScape (Company Officially charged with keeping the listing up-to-date) was only renewed in February 2000. Even up to this date the content for Windows CE based device listings is out of date.
Microsoft themselves last updated browscap.ini in the release of NT4.0 SP5.

There are no listings available for newer devices such as Tablet PC's and for the Pocket PC 2003 range.

This site aims to provide Web Developers with up-to-date Windows CE Browscap.ini content.
For a list showing the User Agent String to Web Browser / Windows CE Device relationship. Please Click Here.

 

The HPC Factor browscap.ini file contained in this zip file contains information exclusive to Windows CE and Windows Mobile browsers. The file should not be used to overwrite any existing browscap.ini file.
The content of the HPC Factor browscap.ini file should be amend to the existing browscap.ini located in:

Internet Information Server 3:

<%SYSTEMROOT%>\system32\inetsrv\asp\cmpnts

Internet Information Server (IIS) 4, 5, 5.1, 6:

<%SYSTEMROOT%>\system32\inetsrv

Personal Web Server (PWS) 4:

<%SYSTEMROOT%>\system\inetsrv

 

The HPC Factor browscap.ini file Includes profiles for the following Operating Systems and Browsers.

Handheld PC:

Windows CE 1:

Pocket Internet Explorer 0.6
Pocket Internet Explorer 1.1

Windows CE 2:

Pocket Internet Explorer 2.0
Pocket Internet Explorer 3.02 (H/PC Professional)

Windows CE 3:

Pocket Internet Explorer 4.01 (H/PC 2000)

Windows CE 4:

Pocket Internet Explorer 3.02 (Handheld PC .net)
Internet Explorer 5.5 Embedded
Internet Explorer 6.0 Embedded

Palm-Size PC:

Windows CE 2:

Conduits PalmBrowser 1.5
Conduits Pocket Browser 1.52
Foliage iBrowser 1.1

Pocket PC:

Windows CE 3:

Pocket Internet Explorer 3.02 (Pocket PC 2000)
Pocket Internet Explorer 4.01 (Pocket PC 2002)
NetFront 3.0
NetFront 3.1

Windows CE 4:

Pocket Internet Explorer 4.01 (Pocket PC 2003)
NetFront 3.1

Windows CE 5:

Pocket Internet Explorer 4.01 (Windows Mobile 5.0)

 

SmartPhone:

Windows CE 3:

Pocket Internet Explorer 3.02 (SmartPhone 2002)

Windows CE 4:

Pocket Internet Explorer 5 (SmartPhone 2003)

Tablet PC:

Windows CE 3:

Pocket Internet Explorer 4.01 (H/PC 2000)

Windows CE 4:

Pocket Internet Explorer 3.02 (Tablet PC Net)
Internet Explorer 5.5 Embedded


View User Agents

For a list showing the User Agent String to Web Browser / Windows CE Device relationship. Please Click Here.


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Windows CE Browscap.ini last updated - Wednesday, 17 November, 2004

browscap.ini - 10.2 KB
17 November 2004, 11:41:31 PM

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Links:

CyScape - http://www.cyscape.com/browscap/ (Recommended for IIS 3 / 4 Users)
GaryKeith - http://www.garykeith.com/browsers/downloads.asp (Recommended for IIS 5 / 5.1 / 6 Users)
Microsoft IIS - http://www.microsoft.com/server/

Please Note: GaryKeith.com is exclusively authorised to distribute the HPC:Factor Windows CE user agent data into their browscap.ini database distribution. We recommend that for general level filtering of Windows CE UA's you make use of their service. However for specific device UA filtering you should integrate the entire HPC:Factor browscap.ini distribution into your own browscap file.