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Re: What's wrong with UA sniffing and server side processing?.

From: Jitendra Vyas <jitendra.web@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2013 16:38:13 +0530
Message-ID: <CAG0GouVbp8ONKOimPeF4wy5xtOS5S5KOvh123vS7EyM1b3q81w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com>
Cc: "Darrel O'Pry" <darrel.opry@spry-group.com>, public-respimg@w3.org
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On Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 4:34 PM, Marcos Caceres <w3c@marcosc.com> wrote:

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> On Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 2:34 PM, Darrel O'Pry wrote:
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> > <unlurk />
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> > There seems a be a general dislike for UA sniffing, but I don't see much
> reasoning behind it. Why are people opposed to UA sniffing? What's wrong
> with UA sniffing to do device detection and determine device
> characteristics?
> See:
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> https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Browser_detection_using_the_user_agent
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> For example:
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> http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ieinternals/archive/2011/06/30/perils-of-user-agent-sniffing-browser-mode-document-mode-compatibility-view.aspx
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> > I understand reservations about server side processing, particularly
> when you don't have access or control over the server?
> Yes, this affects a significant number of developers (at least the
> research we - RIGC- has done seems to suggest this… speaking of which, I
> don't know where the link to that research went. Would be good to have that
> in the Wiki and if there is supporting research, would be good to add to
> the wiki too).
>
> --
> Marcos Caceres
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