https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=27690

--- Comment #5 from Reedy <s...@reedyboy.net> 2011-03-04 14:15:08 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #4)
> May I *strongly* suggest that you do not use JavaScript to perform the
> redirection.  Any device detection should be done server-side.
> 
> Many mobile phones - especially those in the developing world - don't have
> JavaScript, or have non-compliant implementations, or have it switched off for
> performance reasons.
> 
> Even if a device does use JS, it still has to load the entire page of HTML
> which for many people will be a slow and costly experience.  If people are
> paying per MB on a GPRS connection, they will not get a great experience.
> 
> Best practice would be to use a service like DeviceAtlas
> (http://deviceatlas.com/) or WURFL (http://wurfl.sourceforge.net/) to parse
> User Agent strings on the server, then 302 redirect them.
> 
> Alternatively, an .htaccess modification would work as well.
> 
> I don't know enough about Wikimedia architecture to know which is the best in
> this case.  What I do know is relying on client-side redirection is not safe.

See bug 24859

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