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

From: James Graham <james@hoppipolla.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 11:40:42 +0100
Message-ID: <54229FAA.1010600@hoppipolla.co.uk>
To: whatwg@lists.whatwg.org
On 24/09/14 02:54, Jonas Sicking wrote:

> In the meantime, I'd like to add a property to window.navigator to
> enable websites to get the same information from there as is already
> available in the UA string. That would at least help with the parsing
> problem.
> And if means that we could more quickly move the device model out of
> the UA string, then it also helps with the UA-string keying thing.

It's not entirely clear this won't just leave us with the device string
in two places, and unable to remove either of them. Do we have any
evidence that the sites using UA detection will all change their code in
relatively short order, or become unimportant enough that we are able to
break them?
Received on Wednesday, 24 September 2014 10:41:09 UTC

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