Nokia Media queries

I have discovered my:

Nokia3100/1.0 (04.01) Profile/MIDP-1.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.0

Completely ignores media queries, with a Media test suite I knocked up. This is sad, as when this Nokia tries to load the floating style sheet of this blog it does a terrible job of it. It’s better when there isn’t a style sheet attached at all, which kind of defeats the whole XHTML thing in the first place. It’s real UA shame when the UA does not allow you to turn off crappy implementations of CSS.

So what now? You need to write some “middleware” to detect the specific device and not feed it a proper style sheet. That is really the wrong way to engineer device independant (aka Multi-purpose published, Accessible…) web pages.

The real culprit is the UA on this Nokia 3100. :/


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