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Re: [whatwg] API for unique identification of devices (mobile/tablet/pc)

From: Tobie Langel <tobie.langel@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2012 20:54:39 +0100
Message-ID: <2984464400300791910@unknownmsgid>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: "whatwg@lists.whatwg.org" <whatwg@lists.whatwg.org>, Stan <stasson@orc.ru>
On Dec 13, 2012, at 8:42 PM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:

> On Thu, 13 Dec 2012, Stan wrote:
>>
>> The reasoning for this API is the need to uniquely identify every device
>> in many web-applications.
>
> Why do you need to identify the device? What about if the user uses the
> same browser profile on multiple devices?

More than half of our users login with multiple user agents on a given day.

> Or multiple browser profiles on
> the same device?

Perhaps surprisingly, that's a highly common scenario on mobile
devices, particularly out of the US.

-- tobie
Received on Thursday, 13 December 2012 19:55:03 UTC

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