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LC-2048: URI pattern heuristics

From: Sean Patterson <SPatterson@Novarra.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2008 16:01:44 -0500
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To: "public-bpwg-ct" <public-bpwg-ct@w3.org>

4) Section 4.3.6.

Complete the statement:

"the URI of the response (following redirection or as indicated by the
Content-Location HTTP header) indicates that the resource is intended
for mobile use (e.g. the domain is *.mobi, wap.*, m.*, mobile.*"

ADD: , pda.*, imode.*, iphone.*,

"or the leading portion of the path is /m/ or /mobile/);"

Rationale: URL with pattern imode.* and pda.* have been in use for many
years, and unambiguously indicate sites that are optimized for i-Mode
devices or for PDA (Palm, PPC, IEMobile). URL of the form iphone.* have
started to appear, providing experience specifically tailored to
i-Phones; they do not need, and should not be transformed either.

Proposed Response:

imode.* was covered in LC-2022.  iphone.* was covered in LC-2002.  For,
*.pda, I think the same rationale as for imode.* and iphone.* applies.
For PDA devices, this is probably a useful heuristic.  However, if a
non-PDA device requests a pda.* page, it may make sense for the CT proxy
to transform the content so that the content is viewable on the non-PDA

As for <domain>/m/* or <domain>/mobile/* being used as heuristics, these
seem quite reasonable to me.

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