forwarding mobile users without javascript

Posted on 2009-12-19
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
i'm currently building a WAP-compatible version of my website just for mobile users, but since it's common for cell phones and smartphones to have javascript turned off or not installed, i need a way to detect and forward mobile users without using javascript (like what twitter does). i'd like to forward users from to anyone done this before?
Question by:xill2678
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    by:Michel Plungjan
    What smartphones have JS turned off???

    None I know of.

    You need to forward the JS people instead

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    i have a Sidekick LX from t-mobile and javascript was disabled by default. My wife has the iPhone with AT&T and javascript was turned off by default as well. most likely for security reasons. but this doesn't really answer my question of forwarding mobile users without javascript...
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    You must have very paranoid carriers in the US. Anyway you have 3 ways in descending order of Good Practise:
    1. Have a welcome page with a link visible to javascript disabled using noscript
    2. What I suggested is perfectly workable and I do not see an issue there
    3. Some hack I have not tested involving using javascript to remove a meta redirect tag before it is executed.

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