[whatwg] RE: Degrading of web applications

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Nov 16 16:46:45 PST 2004

On Fri, 10 Sep 2004, Didier PH Martin wrote:
> right. You may need to degrade for some device also able to support 
> javascript. For instance, pocketPC connected to the intranet with 
> 802.11b connections. The screen is smaller but still support javascript 
> and xmlHttpRequest.
> Two scenarios:
> a) you create a single rendering language (xml based) produced by 
> different servers. That language is interpreted differently in different 
> devices.
> b) you create a single domain model language (xml based) and let XSLT 
> perform different transformations on these different devices.

c) You send the same content to the desktop and mobile versions, but use 
different stylesheets (through media="handheld" vs media="screen") to 
determine what each one looks like.

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