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From Nick Kew <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] HTTP headers anomaly
Date Tue, 14 Aug 2007 09:31:09 GMT
On Tue, 14 Aug 2007 10:16:09 +0100
"Hugh Acland" <> wrote:

> Thanks, silly me. However am I correct in saying that all mobile
> devices DO send the screen size in the http headers - even if not all
> mobile devices conform to the cc/pp protocol?

Couldn't speak for all mobile devices.

I know some do, as it enables a proxy to optimise contents for
them, and in particular reduce byte-counts for slow/expensive
situations.  I wrote such a proxy back in 2004.

> I am trying to ascertain if there is a rigid standard which all mobile
> manufactures adhere to in order to give us humble developers a
> sporting chance of creating content which will be viewable on all
> devices....

That's easy.  Just use HTML without subverting it by stupid tricks,
and it'll adapt nicely by design.

Nick Kew

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