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RE: LC-2002: iphone URL heuristics

From: Rotan Hanrahan <rotan.hanrahan@mobileaware.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2008 08:06:55 +0100
Message-ID: <D5306DC72D165F488F56A9E43F2045D301C79408@FTO.mobileaware.com>
To: "Sean Patterson" <SPatterson@Novarra.com>, "public-bpwg-ct" <public-bpwg-ct@w3.org>
Is http://www.apple.com/iphone/ a "safe" URL?

 

I am wary of constant expansion of the URL patterns, especially when you
start including names/brands. Where will it end?

 

---Rotan.

 

From: public-bpwg-ct-request@w3.org
[mailto:public-bpwg-ct-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Sean Patterson
Sent: 19 October 2008 22:00
To: public-bpwg-ct
Subject: LC-2002: iphone URL heuristics

 

Comment:

        - The list of "safe" URL patterns should be improved to support
iphone.* and */iphone/

Proposed Response:

I think this makes some sense if the device requesting the content is an
iPhone.  However, for other devices it may or may not be desirable.
Pages coded for the iPhone are probably closer in complexity to standard
desktop web pages than they are to contemporary mobile pages.
Displaying a web page designed for the iPhone on a lower end device may
be just as impossible as displaying a standard web page.  Content
transformation may be necessary for displaying an iPhone page on one of
these lower end devices.

Sean
Received on Monday, 20 October 2008 07:08:16 GMT

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