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Detect Internet Explorer

<script type="text/javascript">

if (/MSIE (\d+\.\d+);/.test(navigator.userAgent)) { //test for MSIE x.x;
 var ieversion=new Number(RegExp.$1) // capture x.x portion and store as a number
 if (ieversion>=8)
  document.write("You're using IE8 or above")
 else if (ieversion>=7)
  document.write("You're using IE7.x")
 else if (ieversion>=6)
  document.write("You're using IE6.x")
 else if (ieversion>=5)
  document.write("You're using IE5.x")
}
else
 document.write("n/a")

</script>

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