Tom picked out one particularly juicy tidbit from Novarra, and James Pearce points to the dotMobi response to the issue in his comments. It’s great! I might start using it as my example of why participating in W3C is useless, it’s a stellar performance.
I realise that what I am proposing puts the onus on servers that have more than one representation to do something that they don’t today, and I realize also that I am suggesting that transcoding proxies can modify the user agent string.
Yea, that’s not going to work. What’s really amazing is the signal to noise ratio. So many emails and they can really be summarized in just a few points:
- Mobile developers, we don’t care what you think.
- We’re changing the user agent anyway.
- We’re hiding the ways to request the original user agent behind a convoluted process so that we can call new developers dumb when they don’t understand it. Cause the way to solve problems that are difficult is to make them more complex. It makes us feel good about ourselves.
- We still don’t care what you think.
Go W3C! Well done.