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Dan Speirs
2004-12-06, 22:04
or, as I wrote in an earier e-mail, have slimserver
use a different skin if the server is idle while
playing music ( a skin that shows the now playing info
and artwork in large font). Once the server is no
longer idle it reverts to the default skin...


--- Jack Coates <jack (AT) monkeynoodle (DOT) org> wrote:

>
> > Is there a way to make the SlimServer use a
> different browser template
> > based
> > on what device connects to it?
> >
>
> use a different URL: e.g.
> http://server:9000/Fishbone/,
> http://server:9000/Handheld/.
>
> > The regular multi-framed template is fine when
> accessing from a desktop
> > browser but sucks with a PDA (by the way, it
> crashes the Palm PDA)
> >
> > The "handheld" template is fine for PDAs but is
> not really the best
> > approach
> > when you're on the desktop.
> >
> >
> > Seems to me that it needs to be possible to
> control the template based on
> > a
> > tuple (user, user-agent)
> >
> > a) The user (so multiple users can have their own
> set of templates)
> > b) The user-agent (so that the template changes
> automatic based on the
> > browser used by a particular user)
> >
>
> Fancy :) It'd be neat, but I'd be concerned about
> its ability to detect
> and parse all the goofy user-agent strings it'd get.
> It's gonna get hit
> with at least Windows, Linux, Mac, Palm, WinCE and
> Symbian clients, and
> the browser wars are starting to heat up again.
>
> --
> Jack At Monkeynoodle.Org: It's A Scientific
> Venture...
> "Believe what you're told; there'd be chaos if
> everyone thought for
> themselves." -- Top Dog hotdog stand, Berkeley, CA
>