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    Detecting Dell Home vs. Dell Small Business
    I'm trying to figure out a way to detect whether I'm on a Dell Home or Dell Small Business product page based on the URL. Note that I'm deep-linking to Dell, and thus the only information I have is the URL (and I'm trying to avoid having to scrape the page's content to determine if it's SMB or home).

    Anyway, does anyone know of a way to detect via the URL? I was looking at some URL arguments, and it appears for the few products I spot-checked, that there's an s= argument. This argument looks like it's set to "dhs" for Dell home, and "bsd" for small business.

    Can anyone confirm this, or provide a better way to detect?

    Thanks,
    Dustin

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    If you cannot tell, then its a home URL. The dell business URLs have "business" in them. If you do not see business then it is a home link.

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    This URL doesn't have business in it, but it's a business URL:

    The Dell Online Store: Build Your System

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    You used to be able to tell by a parameter in the URL string, but Dell recently upgraded to a better permalink structure:

    Vostro Laptops / Notebooks | Dell

    When you get to the configure pages though you gotta look at the s= parameter:

    &s=dhs is home & offce
    &s=bsd is business

    Hope this helps, but yeah it's a pain if you're trying to figure out deeplinks

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    Thanks for the info! I think that resolves my issues and I feel a little more confident about deep linking.

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