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Old 06-11-2007, 03:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I and conducting research on Blackberry MDS. I was wondering if there is anyone out there that uses MDS and would care to share what all they are doing with and how it is working for them. Also I was told that MDS would render webpages to be viewed on a Blackberry device, is this try? For instance if I would go to site A on my blackberry that was created for a desktop computer would this software optimize the site for mobie devices?

Also is there a way to detect if a blackberry brower is accessing a page and then automatically redirect them to a site that has been optimized for a blackberry.

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Old 06-12-2007, 05:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I and conducting research on Blackberry MDS. I was wondering if there is anyone out there that uses MDS and would care to share what all they are doing with and how it is working for them. Also I was told that MDS would render webpages to be viewed on a Blackberry device, is this try? For instance if I would go to site A on my blackberry that was created for a desktop computer would this software optimize the site for mobie devices?

MDS has nothing to do specifically with rendering pages formatted for a device. CSS can do a lot...but MDS doesn't get involved in presentation layer differences.

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Also is there a way to detect if a blackberry brower is accessing a page and then automatically redirect them to a site that has been optimized for a blackberry.

Redirect based on user-agent

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User-Agent: BlackBerry7290/4.0.2 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1

in the http header, see if the word "BlackBerry" appears...
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Old 06-13-2007, 10:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I made a mistake I meant to ask about the BES server not MDS, Sorry

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I and conducting research on Blackberry MDS. I was wondering if there is anyone out there that uses MDS and would care to share what all they are doing with and how it is working for them. Also I was told that MDS would render webpages to be viewed on a Blackberry device, is this try? For instance if I would go to site A on my blackberry that was created for a desktop computer would this software optimize the site for mobie devices?
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What do you mean by "see if the word "BlackBerry" appears"



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Redirect based on user-agent

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User-Agent: BlackBerry7290/4.0.2 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1

in the http header, see if the word "BlackBerry" appears...
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Old 06-13-2007, 11:17 AM   #5 (permalink)
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go here: http://www.puni.net/~mimori/cgi-bin/httpenv.cgi

and you'll see what is meant ... I went using Firefox on Windows XP and it returns:

HTTP_USER_AGENT Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.4) Gecko/20070515 Firefox/2.0.0.4

If you query for info on the http_user_agent you can tell what kind of browser is being used ... or at least emulated.
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Cool, thanks I see what he means now. So now how do I go about redirecting on inserting it into my css that way images would not appear when the page in access on a blackberry device.
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Old 06-13-2007, 12:06 PM   #7 (permalink)
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You probably don't ask here

I'd look to a web development forum; sorry.
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