> 1) Do smart phones use the same browsers as the desktop, or do they have > their own stripped down versions of browsers?
Different browsers, some of which are worse than IE (see Blackberry). > 2) When a browser broadcasts its header telling the server what kind of > browser is involved, do they broadcast anything in the header to > indicate that they're being run on a smart phone? Nothing so specific or easy to identify as "i am a smartphone". Depending on your target audience, simple regex checks for the strings "iphone", "android", etc. can do the trick, but if you want specific details about the device... > 3) Bonus question: Is there a preferred method amongst coders to > determine what type of environment is being browsed from, so as to serve > up the proper type of page (desktop or smart phone version of a > webpage)? ... the WURFL database and things akin to it or based on / stolen from it can help parse the header string and return a plethora of information about it (screen size, AJAX ability, markup capacity, etc). Marc -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php