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HttpCapabilitiesBase.RequiresAttributeColonSubstitution Property

Gets a value indicating whether the browser requires colons in element attribute values to be substituted with a different character.

Namespace:  System.Web.Configuration
Assembly:  System.Web (in System.Web.dll)

public virtual bool RequiresAttributeColonSubstitution { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the browser requires colons in element attribute values to be substituted with a different character; otherwise, false. The default is false.

Some browsers do not recognize colons in element attribute values. If true, a different character will be substituted on rendering and returned in postback data.

The following code example shows how to determine whether the browser requires colons in element attribute values to be substituted with a different character.

<%@ page language="C#"%>

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" 
    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<script runat="server">
    void Page_Load(Object Sender, EventArgs e)
    {
        CheckBrowserCaps();
    }

    void CheckBrowserCaps()
    {
        String labelText = "";
        System.Web.HttpBrowserCapabilities myBrowserCaps = Request.Browser;
        if (((System.Web.Configuration.HttpCapabilitiesBase)myBrowserCaps).RequiresAttributeColonSubstitution)
        {
            labelText = "Browser requires colons in element attributes to be substituted with a different character.";
        }
        else
        {
            labelText = "Browser does not require colons in element attributes to be substituted with a different character.";
        }

        Label1.Text = labelText;
    }
</script>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" >
<head>
    <title>Browser Capabilities Sample</title>
</head>
<body>
    <form runat="server" id="form1">
        <div>
            Browser Capabilities:
            <p/><asp:Label ID="Label1" Runat="server" />
        </div>
    </form>
</body>
</html>

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

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