Archive for January 2015

Ambiguous User-Agents and WURFL.js

“Writing a really general parser is a major but different undertaking. By far, the hardest points being sensitivity to context and resolution of ambiguity.” Graham Nelson While ScientiaMobile is the company with most experience in the field of Device Detection, there are some devices, or versions of devices, that are very difficult to accurately detect. An ambiguous User-Agent string is only a part of the challenge. Common feature detection techniques suffer the same challenge. Due to the high penetration of Apple devices, this is where we meet the challenge on a day to day basis. For example, distinguishing an iPhone […]

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