[whatwg] RWD Heaven: if browsers reported device capabilities in a request header

Ashley Sheridan ash at ashleysheridan.co.uk
Mon Feb 6 11:09:20 PST 2012

On Mon, 2012-02-06 at 13:59 -0500, Boris Zbarsky wrote:

> On 2/6/12 1:55 PM, Bjartur Thorlacius wrote:
> > On Mon, 06 Feb 2012 17:44:30 -0000, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky at mit.edu> wrote:
> >> Yes, indeed. "Supports touch input on multiple spots at once" vs
> >> "supports only a mouse" seems like a much more important distinction
> >> than the nominal CSS pixel size of the screen....
> >>
> > I think CSS media queries could be extended to express multitouch
> > capabilities. I don't think that would be useful for documents
> Sure.  It would be useful for applications.
> > But that still
> > doesn't warrant requesting different content.
> That really depends on what the application is doing.  Depending on 
> input capabilities, you may want to have multiple pages instead of a 
> single page for some sort of configuration setup, for example.
> -Boris

That makes sense to me, I hadn't thought about it like that before.


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