Re: [whatwg] Adding a property to navigator for getting device model

On Wed, Oct 1, 2014 at 7:43 PM, Jonas Sicking <> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 1, 2014 at 2:27 AM, Mounir Lamouri <> wrote:
>> On Wed, 1 Oct 2014, at 15:01, Jonas Sicking wrote:
>>> On Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 4:40 AM, Mounir Lamouri <>
>>> wrote:
>>> > On Wed, 24 Sep 2014, at 11:54, Jonas Sicking wrote:
>>> >> Thoughts?
>>> >
>>> > Do you have any data that makes you think that those websites would stop
>>> > using UA sniffing but start using navigator.deviceModel if they had that
>>> > property available?
>>> I know that the Cordova module for exposing this information is one of
>>> the most popular Cordova modules, so that's a pretty good indication.
>>> But I don't have data directly from websites.
>> When you were pointing that websites currently do UA sniffing is it on
>> the client side of the server side?
> I'd imagine UA sniffing happens more often on the server side, though
> I suspect it varies with the reason why people do it.
> But the Cordova API is client side, so there's definitely desire to
> have it there too.

I was under the impression that we are mostly talking client-side so
that JavaScript can adapt the choice of features to what is available
in the browser. Server-side information is merely a side effect
(which, of course, is exploited for marketing and other purposes, but
not something we can really avoid).


Received on Wednesday, 1 October 2014 09:52:03 UTC