Detecting Device Capabilities

  • Adam Freeman


Just a few years ago, the world of web clients consisted of browsers running on desktops and browsers running on mobile devices. The desktop browsers offered the best support for HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and made their requests over fast and reliable network connections. The mobile browsers had limited support for the web standards, made requests over slow and unreliable cellular networks, and displayed their content on small screens running on underpowered hardware. In those days, it was important for web applications to be able to work out what kind of client had made a request because mobile devices could support only the simplest of applications.


Mobile Device Configuration File Partial View Display Mode Device Capability 

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© Adam Freeman 2014

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  • Adam Freeman
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  1. 1.PAUK

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