Mobile browsing

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by Tech198, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. Tech198 macrumors G5

    Mar 21, 2011
    Australia, Perth
    Apple stated at the keynote that "Safari on the iPad is a full browser"

    If this is the case, why do servers detect in the User Agent field, as a Mobile browser (which often directs you to a mobile version of the site your visiting).

    Therefore, its not full Safari, otherwise it wouldn't do this, and behave exactly as the Mac version does
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus


    Oct 8, 2002
    The Bamboo Forest
    It's up to the web site developer as to what content to offer different browser agents strings. It's not up to Apple. Apple is just stating that they offer the same functionality of a desktop browser should a web site choose to utilize it.
  3. Ashwood11 macrumors 65816

    Nov 10, 2010
    Many web sites have a link that allows you to choose either a mobile or desktop version of their site.

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