Palm TX, and it's default browser

, posted: 8-Aug-2006 13:32

the default browser on a Palm TX is Blazer. you can install more, but the outta the box "Web" is Blazer so, i do some requests, and here's the headers i log from a request: Accept - text/html, application/vnd.wap.xhtml+xml, application/xhtml+xml; profile="http: //", image/gif, image/jpeg, image/png, image/bmp, image/vnd.wap.wbmp, application/octet-stream, image/pjpeg , application/msexcel, application/mspowerpoint, application/msword, application/pdf, application/, application/ -powerpoint, application/vnd.palm, application/vnd.palm.psi, application/x-mobipocket-ebook, application/x-pilot, audio/mp3, audio /mpeg, audio/mpeg3, audio/mpegurl, audio/x-mp3, audio/x-mpeg, audio/x-mpeg-3, audio/x-mpegurl, audio/x-mpg, audio/x-scpls, image/t iff, image/x-ms-bmp, image/x-png, text/plain, text/x-vCalendar, text/x-vCard, video/avi, video/mpeg, video/x-ms-asf, */* Accept-Encoding - deflate, gzip Accept-Language - en, *;q=0.8 Cache-Control - no-cache Connection - Keep-Alive Pragma - no-cache User-Agent - Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98; PalmSource/Palm-D050; Blazer /4.3) 16;448x320 x-wap-profile - "" So, intersting bits? 1. It's pretending to be IE. That's what happens when many website don't let you in unless you're in their "supported browsers" list. All the other browser pretend to be IE until they reach critical mass of users. 2. It sez is accepts application/xhtml+xml, but if i serve content to the Blazer browser with that content-type header then it pops up a saveas - it doesn't actually support the +xml 3. There's an RDF - Groovy - i can look up the device capabilities there.. BUT - that rdf describes a Palm treo 700. I'm using a Palm TX which has a different screen size to the Treo 700 so the RDF is lies 4. There's a screen size on the end of a User Agent.. 448x320. I've seen that before in the UA header from Internet Explorer on Pocket PCs. That seems to hint at a standard (Palm + Microsoft agree on something, that's enough of a standard for me).. I think it's a shite standard. Why not put in it's own screensize header? Why make us regex is out? i know it's not hard but screen size isn't a UA. I rotate the screen 90 degree, and the UA changes.. Poos!

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