Past Meetup

Everybody lies - PHP.FRL August 2016

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This is talk about browser sniffing.

And yes, I do realise it is 2016. I know browser sniffing is ugly and we should all be using feature detection. But a quick search on Github still shows millions of lines of code referring to user agents strings. So this message clearly hasn’t landed yet. But why is browser sniffing a bad choice? This talk will dive into history and show the origin of the user agent string and the hidden battle between browser makers and web developers. It will show its simple beginnings and the horrible monstrosity it has become.

Speaker - Niels Leenheer

He is the owner of the company Salonhub ( Niels is a self-professed browser geek. He runs one of the largest Open Device Labs in the world and is the creator of (


19.00 Welcome 19.30 Niels Leenheer - Everybody Lies 20.30 Socials and closing to leave the love about this event ( and talk (