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

From: Mounir Lamouri <mounir@lamouri.fr>
Date: Fri, 03 Oct 2014 04:45:39 +1000
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To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Cc: WHAT Working Group <whatwg@whatwg.org>
On Fri, 3 Oct 2014, at 04:39, Jonas Sicking wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 2, 2014 at 3:57 AM, Mounir Lamouri <mounir@lamouri.fr> wrote:
> > On Wed, 1 Oct 2014, at 19:43, Jonas Sicking wrote:
> >> On Wed, Oct 1, 2014 at 2:27 AM, Mounir Lamouri <mounir@lamouri.fr> wrote:
> >> > On Wed, 1 Oct 2014, at 15:01, Jonas Sicking wrote:
> >> >> On Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 4:40 AM, Mounir Lamouri <mounir@lamouri.fr>
> >> >> 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.
> >
> > Isn't Cordova experience feedback a bit out of scope if usually
> > developers do UA sniffing on the server side? It seems that such a
> > feature would mostly benefit web sites that already entirely live on the
> > client side and might be more inclined to do feature detection.
> 
> If feature detection covered all the use cases, then why would the
> Cordova module be so popular?

I would love to know actually. Silvia, do you have any insights?

-- Mounir
Received on Thursday, 2 October 2014 18:46:05 UTC

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