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Re: Some questions from CHI-WEB people

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@home.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2001 21:00:07 -0500
Message-ID: <000901c18ce7$e13d27a0$c2f20141@mtgmry1.md.home.com>
To: "Access Systems" <accessys@smart.net>, "Vadim Plessky" <lucy-ples@mtu-net.ru>
Cc: <sethmr@bellatlantic.net>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Bob, if this is done correctly, lynx will be seen as non java and served
accordingly.  We won't miss anything because it will be provided.  I
agree about the future though.  Even now, you can hide your user agent
from being sent in the header of the request.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Access Systems" <accessys@smart.net>
To: "Vadim Plessky" <lucy-ples@mtu-net.ru>
Cc: <sethmr@bellatlantic.net>; <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, December 24, 2001 8:49 PM
Subject: Re: Some questions from CHI-WEB people


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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