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Determining whether a BlackBerry or desktop is accessing a Web site

Determine whether a Web site is being accessed by a BlackBerry user versus a desktop user using your Lotus Domino server.

How can I use my Lotus Domino server to detect whether a BlackBerry or desktop computer user is accessing a Web site?
This answer comes from my co-presenter at Lotusphere 2007, Rana Puri. Thanks, Rana!

This may be done by examining the HTTP header information of the incoming request. Since you can code your Lotus Domino applications by using either Java or Formula language code, here are code snippets for each example:

In Java code:

String source = request.getHeader("user-agent"); 
(Where 'request' is an instance of 

In Formula language code:


In order to find out the exact contents of the HTTP header, use an HTTP proxy such as TCPMon to record the HTTP traffic.

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