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Anonymous
a b F Wireless
March 31, 2005 2:59:35 PM

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I have a PPC 2003se machine, Audiovox 6600. When I go to www.google.com I
get the full blown web site, but apparently it has a mobile version, which
I'm able to bring up by going to http://www.google.com/xhtml. I'm guessing
the PPC 2003se's don't report them selves as a mobile device as if I go to
google on a phone it comes up with the mobile site automatically. Is there a
way to get IE to report it's coming from a wireless/mobile device?

--
Thanks
Wayne Sepega
Jacksonville, Fl


"When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But
let him sit on a hot stove for a minute and it's longer than any hour.
That's relativity." - Albert Einstein
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
March 31, 2005 2:59:36 PM

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Wayne,

It isn't so much an PIE issue as a website issue. PIE as all browser do,
indicates what version it is and some other bits of information. The
website can have code to then change the view and/or layout based on that
reported information. My site would be an example of this. If you go to my
site on your PC, you will see Google Ads. However, if you go to it on your
PPC, you won't. I have code on my site to prevent the Ads (which don't work
well on PPCs) from appearing based on the browser information reported back
to my site.

Clear as mud?

Cheers,

--
Clinton Fitch
Senior Editor / Owner
Clinton Fitch (Dot) Com!
http://www.clintonfitch.com

A Pocket PC Magazine "Best Site" for Pocket PC Reviews!

"Wayne" <MeNotYou@community.nospam> wrote in message
news:%23cF8jqgNFHA.3420@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>I have a PPC 2003se machine, Audiovox 6600. When I go to www.google.com I
> get the full blown web site, but apparently it has a mobile version, which
> I'm able to bring up by going to http://www.google.com/xhtml. I'm guessing
> the PPC 2003se's don't report them selves as a mobile device as if I go to
> google on a phone it comes up with the mobile site automatically. Is there
> a
> way to get IE to report it's coming from a wireless/mobile device?
>
> --
> Thanks
> Wayne Sepega
> Jacksonville, Fl
>
>
> "When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute.
> But
> let him sit on a hot stove for a minute and it's longer than any hour.
> That's relativity." - Albert Einstein
>
>
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
March 31, 2005 3:33:19 PM

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Figured that pretty much, was just hoping there was a way to have PIE change
what it reported.

Thanks for the info.
Wayne

"Clinton Fitch, Clinton Fitch (Dot) Com!"
<management@NOSPAMMINGME.clintonfitch.com> wrote in message
news:o tTij5gNFHA.2356@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Wayne,
>
> It isn't so much an PIE issue as a website issue. PIE as all browser do,
> indicates what version it is and some other bits of information. The
> website can have code to then change the view and/or layout based on that
> reported information. My site would be an example of this. If you go to
my
> site on your PC, you will see Google Ads. However, if you go to it on
your
> PPC, you won't. I have code on my site to prevent the Ads (which don't
work
> well on PPCs) from appearing based on the browser information reported
back
> to my site.
>
> Clear as mud?
>
> Cheers,
>
> --
> Clinton Fitch
> Senior Editor / Owner
> Clinton Fitch (Dot) Com!
> http://www.clintonfitch.com
>
> A Pocket PC Magazine "Best Site" for Pocket PC Reviews!
>
> "Wayne" <MeNotYou@community.nospam> wrote in message
> news:%23cF8jqgNFHA.3420@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> >I have a PPC 2003se machine, Audiovox 6600. When I go to www.google.com I
> > get the full blown web site, but apparently it has a mobile version,
which
> > I'm able to bring up by going to http://www.google.com/xhtml. I'm
guessing
> > the PPC 2003se's don't report them selves as a mobile device as if I go
to
> > google on a phone it comes up with the mobile site automatically. Is
there
> > a
> > way to get IE to report it's coming from a wireless/mobile device?
> >
> > --
> > Thanks
> > Wayne Sepega
> > Jacksonville, Fl
> >
> >
> > "When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute.
> > But
> > let him sit on a hot stove for a minute and it's longer than any hour.
> > That's relativity." - Albert Einstein
> >
> >
>
>
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Anonymous
a b F Wireless
March 31, 2005 3:33:20 PM

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Wayne,

There is a way to do that. http://www.tweaks2k2.com is an applicaiton that
will "lie" and tell the website your browser is IE 6.0.

Regards,

--
Clinton Fitch
Senior Editor / Owner
Clinton Fitch (Dot) Com!
http://www.clintonfitch.com

A Pocket PC Magazine "Best Site" for Pocket PC Reviews!

"Wayne" <MeNotYou@community.nospam> wrote in message
news:e6Cla9gNFHA.940@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Figured that pretty much, was just hoping there was a way to have PIE
> change
> what it reported.
>
> Thanks for the info.
> Wayne
>
> "Clinton Fitch, Clinton Fitch (Dot) Com!"
> <management@NOSPAMMINGME.clintonfitch.com> wrote in message
> news:o tTij5gNFHA.2356@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> Wayne,
>>
>> It isn't so much an PIE issue as a website issue. PIE as all browser do,
>> indicates what version it is and some other bits of information. The
>> website can have code to then change the view and/or layout based on that
>> reported information. My site would be an example of this. If you go to
> my
>> site on your PC, you will see Google Ads. However, if you go to it on
> your
>> PPC, you won't. I have code on my site to prevent the Ads (which don't
> work
>> well on PPCs) from appearing based on the browser information reported
> back
>> to my site.
>>
>> Clear as mud?
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> --
>> Clinton Fitch
>> Senior Editor / Owner
>> Clinton Fitch (Dot) Com!
>> http://www.clintonfitch.com
>>
>> A Pocket PC Magazine "Best Site" for Pocket PC Reviews!
>>
>> "Wayne" <MeNotYou@community.nospam> wrote in message
>> news:%23cF8jqgNFHA.3420@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>> >I have a PPC 2003se machine, Audiovox 6600. When I go to www.google.com
>> >I
>> > get the full blown web site, but apparently it has a mobile version,
> which
>> > I'm able to bring up by going to http://www.google.com/xhtml. I'm
> guessing
>> > the PPC 2003se's don't report them selves as a mobile device as if I go
> to
>> > google on a phone it comes up with the mobile site automatically. Is
> there
>> > a
>> > way to get IE to report it's coming from a wireless/mobile device?
>> >
>> > --
>> > Thanks
>> > Wayne Sepega
>> > Jacksonville, Fl
>> >
>> >
>> > "When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a
>> > minute.
>> > But
>> > let him sit on a hot stove for a minute and it's longer than any hour.
>> > That's relativity." - Albert Einstein
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
>
>
March 31, 2005 4:01:44 PM

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"Wayne" <MeNotYou@community.nospam> wrote in message
news:#cF8jqgNFHA.3420@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> I have a PPC 2003se machine, Audiovox 6600. When I go to www.google.com I
> get the full blown web site, but apparently it has a mobile version, which
> I'm able to bring up by going to http://www.google.com/xhtml.

As to Google, I just saved the URL for the mobile version to my favorites:
www.google.com/palm

Many of my favorite sites support the pocket format very poorly or not at
all.
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
March 31, 2005 4:10:33 PM

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Mine does.

Wayne wrote:
> I have a PPC 2003se machine, Audiovox 6600. When I go to www.google.com I
> get the full blown web site, but apparently it has a mobile version, which
> I'm able to bring up by going to http://www.google.com/xhtml. I'm guessing
> the PPC 2003se's don't report them selves as a mobile device as if I go to
> google on a phone it comes up with the mobile site automatically. Is there a
> way to get IE to report it's coming from a wireless/mobile device?
>
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
March 31, 2005 7:00:22 PM

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Hi Wayne,
First off, I have the exact same device as you, and I was able to
do what you're wanting. Problem is I don't remember the name of the
software I used to do it...but I have the install for it on another
PC (which I'll have access to tonight) and then I'll post the link
for it here.
The one I found did exactly what you're wanting, it reported the
browser as something else so you could use WAP pages. I did find
some other WAP emulators ... might try http://www.wap-shareware.
com/directory/wapemulators/ezoswap.shtml but I dont know if thats
quite what your looking for.
I left the one I found on my 6600 just for a couple of days & then
got rid of it. I didn't mess with it much but the problem I had was
that there was no real way to disable the stupid thing without
uninstalling it. Like I said I only messed with it for a short time
so perhaps its something I missed.


3/31/2005 8:59:35 AM
Wayne <MeNotYou@community.nospam> wrote in message
<#cF8jqgNFHA.3420@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl>

> I have a PPC 2003se machine, Audiovox 6600. When I go to www.google.
com I
> get the full blown web site, but apparently it has a mobile version,
which
> I'm able to bring up by going to http://www.google.com/xhtml. I'm
guessing
> the PPC 2003se's don't report them selves as a mobile device as if
I go to
> google on a phone it comes up with the mobile site automatically.
Is there a
> way to get IE to report it's coming from a wireless/mobile device?
>
> --
> Thanks
> Wayne Sepega
> Jacksonville, Fl
>
>
> "When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a
minute. But
> let him sit on a hot stove for a minute and it's longer than any
hour.
> That's relativity." - Albert Einstein
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
March 31, 2005 8:00:16 PM

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Ok found it...
http://www.greenlightwireless.net/ and also this one http://www.
reensoft.com/PIEPlus/
I think the 2nd one does the opposite of what you want, but the 1st
one should be what you're looking for I think....

3/31/2005 8:59:35 AM
Wayne <MeNotYou@community.nospam> wrote in message
<#cF8jqgNFHA.3420@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl>

> I have a PPC 2003se machine, Audiovox 6600. When I go to www.google.
com I
> get the full blown web site, but apparently it has a mobile version,
which
> I'm able to bring up by going to http://www.google.com/xhtml. I'm
guessing
> the PPC 2003se's don't report them selves as a mobile device as if
I go to
> google on a phone it comes up with the mobile site automatically.
Is there a
> way to get IE to report it's coming from a wireless/mobile device?
>
> --
> Thanks
> Wayne Sepega
> Jacksonville, Fl
>
>
> "When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a
minute. But
> let him sit on a hot stove for a minute and it's longer than any
hour.
> That's relativity." - Albert Einstein
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
March 31, 2005 11:54:28 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.pocketpc (More info?)

Actually I think the OP is wanting something that already exists. PIE does
report itself as a limited browser and many sites recognize that and act
accordingly. Google, it seems doesn't distinguish between a PC and PPC but
does accomodate cell phones (smatphones?). Why not just go to the mobile
formatted google page and set it as a favorite. Changing the ID string is a
fairly permanent thing that will prevent those sites that have PPC formated
content from displaying it correctly if you change what is being reported.

"Clinton Fitch, Clinton Fitch (Dot) Com!"
<management@NOSPAMMINGME.clintonfitch.com> wrote in message
news:egi$lAhNFHA.1040@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Wayne,
>
> There is a way to do that. http://www.tweaks2k2.com is an applicaiton
that
> will "lie" and tell the website your browser is IE 6.0.
>
> Regards,
>
> --
> Clinton Fitch
> Senior Editor / Owner
> Clinton Fitch (Dot) Com!
> http://www.clintonfitch.com
>
> A Pocket PC Magazine "Best Site" for Pocket PC Reviews!
>
> "Wayne" <MeNotYou@community.nospam> wrote in message
> news:e6Cla9gNFHA.940@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > Figured that pretty much, was just hoping there was a way to have PIE
> > change
> > what it reported.
> >
> > Thanks for the info.
> > Wayne
> >
> > "Clinton Fitch, Clinton Fitch (Dot) Com!"
> > <management@NOSPAMMINGME.clintonfitch.com> wrote in message
> > news:o tTij5gNFHA.2356@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> >> Wayne,
> >>
> >> It isn't so much an PIE issue as a website issue. PIE as all browser
do,
> >> indicates what version it is and some other bits of information. The
> >> website can have code to then change the view and/or layout based on
that
> >> reported information. My site would be an example of this. If you go
to
> > my
> >> site on your PC, you will see Google Ads. However, if you go to it on
> > your
> >> PPC, you won't. I have code on my site to prevent the Ads (which don't
> > work
> >> well on PPCs) from appearing based on the browser information reported
> > back
> >> to my site.
> >>
> >> Clear as mud?
> >>
> >> Cheers,
> >>
> >> --
> >> Clinton Fitch
> >> Senior Editor / Owner
> >> Clinton Fitch (Dot) Com!
> >> http://www.clintonfitch.com
> >>
> >> A Pocket PC Magazine "Best Site" for Pocket PC Reviews!
> >>
> >> "Wayne" <MeNotYou@community.nospam> wrote in message
> >> news:%23cF8jqgNFHA.3420@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> >> >I have a PPC 2003se machine, Audiovox 6600. When I go to
www.google.com
> >> >I
> >> > get the full blown web site, but apparently it has a mobile version,
> > which
> >> > I'm able to bring up by going to http://www.google.com/xhtml. I'm
> > guessing
> >> > the PPC 2003se's don't report them selves as a mobile device as if I
go
> > to
> >> > google on a phone it comes up with the mobile site automatically. Is
> > there
> >> > a
> >> > way to get IE to report it's coming from a wireless/mobile device?
> >> >
> >> > --
> >> > Thanks
> >> > Wayne Sepega
> >> > Jacksonville, Fl
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > "When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a
> >> > minute.
> >> > But
> >> > let him sit on a hot stove for a minute and it's longer than any
hour.
> >> > That's relativity." - Albert Einstein
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>
!