[webkit-dev] identifying a unique iPhone?

mahesh.kulkarni at nokia.com mahesh.kulkarni at nokia.com
Sat Aug 18 00:46:56 PDT 2007


We can use userAgent string in HTTP request to identify. Thought it
might not be there already, but iPhone browser people can think of
sending string "iPhone" and IMEI number in UserAgent string.  Not only
in scott case, this will be helpful to identify specific iPhone for one
time download contents or online gaming in future. 


>-----Original Message-----
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>[mailto:webkit-dev-bounces at lists.webkit.org] On Behalf Of ext 
>Oliver Hunt
>Sent: Saturday, August 18, 2007 1:28 AM
>To: Scott
>Cc: webkit-dev at lists.webkit.org
>Subject: Re: [webkit-dev] identifying a unique iPhone?
>Errr, you can get and use a cookie.  That's why cookies exist. 
> I very much doubt that there's an ability to uniquely 
>identify a specific iPhone without a cookie anymore than you 
>can uniquely identify any other computer/web browser....
>On 17/08/2007, at 12:07 PM, Scott wrote:
>> Hopefully this is the proper list to post to:
>>  I am writing an iPhone web application, and know how to tell that I 
>> am talking to an iPhone, but is there a way to uniquely identify
>> a specific iPhone?   For example, some header or something I can  
>> get with either server side or browser side code and store on the 
>> server side so in the future I know which iPhone this is?
>> I know I can implement a cookie style log-in system, but I 
>was hoping 
>> for some value I can just get and use.
>> Thanks,
>> Scott
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