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nobadbrowser Plugin

Compatible with DokuWiki

  • rc2020-06-01 "Hogfather" unknown
  • 2018-04-22 "Greebo" yes
  • 2017-02-19 "Frusterick Manners" yes
  • 2016-06-26 "Elenor Of Tsort" yes

plugin Displays a warning when the visitor uses a bad web browser.

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Similar to noiewarning

Tagged with !experimental, maintenance

The nobadbrowser is the spiritual successor to plugin:noiewarning. It shows a special warning when the visitor is using a bad web browser, but this warning is not only limited to Internet Explorer - now it also includes Google Chrome, certain versions of the Opera Browser, and some generic “Chrome reskins”.

:!: As of this last update the plugin is in prerelease status and should not yet be considered for production use.


Install the plugin using the Plugin Manager and the download URL above, which points to latest version of the plugin. Refer to Plugins on how to install plugins manually.


You don't need to do anything else after installing the plugin.

In order to check that it works, you need to visit your dokuwiki installation using a browser recognized as a “bad browser” (or fake one via a mechanism such as an user agent switcher). These include, but are not limited to:

Browser Versions Reasons
Internet Explorer ≤ 10 Low security, high exploitability (ActiveX), bad general performance, severe lack of standards compliance, (formerly) abuse of advantageous market position, creator involved in antitrust lawsuits, as of 2020 simply being too old.
Google Chrome any Use of private / monopolistic web APIs, promotion and use of anti-consumer measures, tracking and profiling, overall bad memory performance, abuse of advantageous market position, creator involved in antimonopoly and consumer privacy lawsuits.
Opera Browser >12 Is simply a Google Chrome reskin, owner involved in security breaches and scandals.

Other browsers might be added to the warning list in the future.

At present the plugin does not show information about why a browser is dangerous, unlike the table above. This will change in the future, if it can be done in a non-invasive way.

:!: Public Demo: See the plugin in action here (of course, visit with a bad browser or fake one).

Configuration and Settings

As of present, no configuration options are available.

For final release it is intended to reuse the config options already available in plugin:noiewarning.


plugin/nobadbrowser.txt · Last modified: 2020-06-30 06:34 by ryan-chappelle