[whatwg] API for unique identification of devices (mobile/tablet/pc)

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Thu Dec 13 11:42:50 PST 2012

On Thu, 13 Dec 2012, Stan wrote:
> The reasoning for this API is the need to uniquely identify every device 
> in many web-applications.

Why do you need to identify the device? What about if the user uses the 
same browser profile on multiple devices? Or multiple browser profiles on 
the same device? Or moves their profile from one device to another? Or 
uses multiple virtual machines in one device?

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