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Re: Some questions from CHI-WEB people

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2001 20:49:49 -0500 (EST)
To: Vadim Plessky <lucy-ples@mtu-net.ru>
cc: sethmr@bellatlantic.net, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0112242047080.18744-200000@smarty.smart.net>
On Tue, 25 Dec 2001, Vadim Plessky wrote:

> On Monday 24 December 2001 22:00, Seth Rothberg wrote:
> [...]
> 
> Can you please consider attached sniffer (browser detection) code which I 

> Of course, you need to have JavaScript enabled to get this code working :-)
> // but you can't do any on-page browser detection without JavaScript, anyway.

But Javascript is not normally on in Lynx.  (in fact I don't know how to
enable it in Lynx or if it is even possible)

> You should make 4 branches of code if you want support all existing browsers
> It should be like this
> 
> if ( DOM) { ... dom code }
> else if ( doc_all ) { ... document.all code)
>  else if ( doc_layers) { ... document.layers code, for NN 4.x }
>    else { ...  all other browsers, supposely without DHTML support }
> 
> current userAgents say nothing about browser capabilities, so it's useless to 
> detect userAgent in most cases.
> And there is no warrantry that future versions of browsers will provide any 
> info in userAgent at all...

I say it again, there should be no assumption what so ever that there is
any user side support for anything.

Bob

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