[whatwg] (no subject)

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Jul 7 14:43:31 PDT 2009

On Tue, 9 Jun 2009, Ric Hardacre wrote:
> Essentially the proposal is for a static DOM object which has read only 
> settings exposed to javascript (ultimately one day sendable via HTTP to 
> the web server to superceed UserAgent sniffing), the browser would be 
> left with the task of presenting the various options to the user 
> (global, per domain, etc.). Javascript has allowed web sites and 
> applications increased levels of functionality but at the same time 
> allowed for more possibilities of special effects and multimedia, these 
> are two seperate sides of the javascript coin and it would be useful to 
> have the former without being required to witness the latter.

I encourage you to approach some browser vendors and see if they are 
interested in implementing this idea. That is one of the steps towards 


In general I would expect this idea to be specified independently; it 
doesn't need to be part of HTML5.

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