To detect the name/version of the web browser that has loaded an HTML page. Most often accomplished with Javascript or VBScript.
<script language=Javascript>
if(app.Name == 'Netscape')
{Alert('Using Netscape')}
Steven Killick가 작성 2004년 06월 21일 (월)

6 Words Related to browser sniffing

When an overly curious parent goes through their teenage child's search history, most often when looking for traces of pornography.
Mother: Have you been watching porn?

Son: Well, I gues you'll just have start browser sniffing to find out!
BingGoogle가 작성 2011년 01월 05일 (수)
Checking up on one's web surfing habits.
1. Reading the history of a person's web browser to see where they have been.

2. Pop-up advertising can be activated by active browser sniffing via spyware. The spyware senses that a person has searched for a term or that a term appears on a web page visited by the user and then a pop-up ad appears that is vaguely related to that term.

3. People that surf via unsecured wireless are likely to have their surfing sessions sniffed also.
Brian K.가 작성 2004년 06월 21일 (월)

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