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Re: Proposal of @ua

From: David E. Ross <david@rossde.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2007 18:27:35 -0800
Message-Id: <3.0.6.32.20071120182735.01225490@mail.iswest.com>
To: www-style@w3.org

Kemper responded directly to me, forgetting to include
<www-style@w3.org> in the distribution of his message.  His response
is as follows.  

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From: Brad Kemper <brkemper@comcast.net>
Subject: Re: Proposal of @ua
Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2007 11:04:53 -0800

The one I proposed suggested being able to detect both the rendering
engine and the browser, so that one could also account for browser-
specific items, such as how form fields are drawn (different in
Camino than in FireFox, for instance). But I agree that the renderer
(Gecko, Webkit, Trident, etc.) is more important.

I never said that the entire UA string should be used, as that is
already hopelessly muddied. I suggested a media query that the
software could provide simple, honest values to, not something that
is derived from javascript or HTTP headers. We already have that.


David E. Ross
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