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Rack Middleware for filtering by user agent
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 Dependencies

Development

= 0.9.8
>= 0

Runtime

>= 1.3
>= 0.9.1
>= 0.4.16
 Project Readme

Rack::UserAgent¶ ↑

Rack Middleware for filtering by user agent

Use¶ ↑

Let's say you don't support IE6 and want to prevent IE6 users from accessing to your Rails app. You're in luck. Just add this to your config/environment.rb:

config.gem "bebanjo-rack-useragent", :lib => "rack/user_agent", :source => "http://gems.github.com"

config.middleware.use "Rack::UserAgent::Filter", [
  {:browser => "Internet Explorer", :version => "7.0"}
]

And, of course, install the gem:

$ [sudo] rake gems:install

Done! From now on users with IE version lower than 7.0 will get a nice error message saying that their browsers need to be updated… Ok, ok, not so nice message, you can personalize it by putting an upgrade.html file inside the /public directory of your application.

- Hey, I need to show localized versions of the message to my french and spanish users!

No problem, just add upgrade.es.html and upgrade.fr.html to /public (Note that rack.locale env variable needs to be previously set for this to work. Rack::Locale in rack-contrib can do that for you)

- Cool!, what about something more dynamic… like ERB?

Granted! You'll have to add to the config which template to use. In environment.rb:

config.middleware.use "Rack::UserAgent::Filter", [
  {:browser => "Internet Explorer", :version => "7.0"}
], :template => "#{RAILS_ROOT}/app/views/shared/upgrade.html.erb"

Then you could show the browser version as part of your message:

Sorry but <%= "#{@browser.browser} #{@browser.version}" %> is not supported

- Can I use it with non-Rails Rack frameworks, like Sinatra?

Sure. You only have to take into account that you'll always have to set which template to use. i.e: In config.ru:

require 'rack/user_agent'

use Rack::UserAgent::Filter, [
  {:browser => "Internet Explorer", :version => "7.0"}
], :template => File.dirname(__FILE__) + "/public/upgrade.html"

Enjoy it!

Authors¶ ↑

  • Sergio Gil <sgilperez@gmail.com>

  • Luismi Cavallé <luismi@lmcavalle.com>

  • Paco Guzmán <pacoguzmanp@gmail.com>

Contributors¶ ↑

We're looking forward for your patches. Fork us!

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