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[whatwg] RWD Heaven: if browsers reported device capabilities in a request header

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Mon, 06 Feb 2012 12:49:58 -0500
Message-ID: <4F3012C6.60707@mit.edu>
On 2/6/12 12:45 PM, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>> This might be a valid use case for a device capability API since
>> different devices may have completely different platform conventions for
>> UI and workflow such that using the same UI as the one served for desktop
>> computers isn't desirable.
>
> Yep. TV for example. (I'm still sympathetic to Boris' point that most often
> the developer does a terrible job of this, but that's why I can choose to
> use someone else's services instead of trying to tell all developers they
> can only make things the way I like them).

For what it's worth, I wasn't claiming that developers do a terrible job 
of this.  In the cases when people actually do it, they do a reasonable 
job.  It's just really hard to do, so most people don't really bother, 
which makes total sense to me.

-Boris
Received on Monday, 6 February 2012 09:49:58 UTC

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