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description property (plugin)

Browser support:
Returns the description supplied by the plugin manufacturer.
Use the name property to get the name, or the filename property to get the filename of the plugin.


You can find the related objects in the Supported by objects section below.
This property is read-only.

Possible values:

String that represents the long description.
Default: this property has no default value.

Example HTML code 1:

This example illustrates the use of the description property:
    <script type="text/javascript">
        function GetPlugins () {
            var message = "";
                // Internet Explorer supports the plugins collection, but it is always empty
            if (navigator.plugins && navigator.plugins.length > 0) {
                var plugins = navigator.plugins;
                for (var i=0; i < plugins.length; i++) {
                    message += "<b>" + plugins[i].name + "</b> : " + plugins[i].description + "<br />";
            else {
                message = "Your browser does not support this example!";

            var info = document.getElementById ("info");
            info.innerHTML = message;
<body onload="GetPlugins ()">
    <div id="info" style="width:500px; height:300px; overflow:auto; background-color:#e0d0d0;"></div>
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