How can I tell which WebKit version is running on my Mac?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by cranfan, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    How can I tell which WebKit version is running on my Mac Mini 2,1?

    If I lookup the User Agent on Safari it will tell me the Browser version number and the WebKit version.

    Is it as simple as this or is it possible for the underlying WebKkit version to be different from the one showing in the User Agent? Perhaps where an older version of Safari has been reinstalled. Will the User Agent always display the current WebKit version or just the one it originally came with?

    I ask because I had some website layout problems around Webkit 534 and I want to test comprehensively that I have fixed it.
     
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  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks grizfan, I've seen the script before, could not use it, will try again.

    The thing with the chart is - I have a version 5.06 Safari on my Mac os x 10.58 which shows WebKit version as 534.50.2 in the user agent - according to the chart this should be 533.22.3 (which is what shows against the Safari version in the user agent).

    So the WebKit version seems to have moved on ahead of the Safari release version?
     
  4. Cronax, Nov 26, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2013

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    You're right, the webkit version does move ahead of the Safari release version. This is also the reason why you can't really have multiple versions of Safari installed on the same computer, it will automatically use the latest version of WebKit it can find.
     

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