[thelist] browser detection on server side

Ken Schaefer Ken at adOpenStatic.com
Thu Apr 28 04:16:03 CDT 2005

: From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-
: bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Shawn K. Quinn
: Subject: RE: [thelist] browser detection on server side
: On Fri, 2005-04-22 at 14:50 +1000, Ken Schaefer wrote:
: > Despite the zealots on the list, there is a reason why 
: > there is browser detection code running on the site 
: > (because the average person who uses it doesn't 
: > understand the ins-and-outs of how the various updating
: > processes work).
: IMHO, if it's specific enough to a given OS that 
: it makes no sense to make it cross-browser or 
: cross-platform, it's specific enough to a given
: OS to write it as a program for that OS and get 
: rid of any pretense that it needs to be in a Web 
: browser (or pathetic rendition trying to
: masquerade as a Web browser) at all.

So, a user that goes to visit the Office website to get some new templates,
some new art work, and a product update needs to launch a separate
application to get the latter piece of software? That's really user friendly.
Oh, and re-inventing the wheel (by having a separate executable to update
Office) doesn't contribute to "code bloat" does it?(which seems to be another
of the favourite whinges). 

Shawn, you don't use the product. Your antipathy for Microsoft software is
well known. Why not just give it a rest?



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