Closed Bug 1001451 Opened 7 years ago Closed 6 years ago

economist.com sends desktop site to Firefox OS

Categories

(Web Compatibility :: Mobile, defect)

All
Gonk (Firefox OS)
defect
Not set
normal

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED FIXED

People

(Reporter: hsteen, Assigned: adamopenweb, Mentored)

References

()

Details

(Whiteboard: [country-all][serversniff][sitewait])

The economist.com site detect mobile/desktop browsers on the backend and sends either a simplified lighter site or a full desktop version. Unfortunately, it fails to detect Firefox OS devices as smartphones.

Significant difference in source code:
Response sent to Firefox on Android and Safari on iPhone has Content-Length: 111694. Response sent to Firefox OS has Content-Length: 186460


Selected HTTP response headers (Firefox OS, Firefox on Android, Safari on iPhone):

Response for: 'Mozilla/5.0 (Mobile; rv:30) Gecko/30 Firefox/30'
Response Status: 200
content-length: 186460
content-type: text/html; charset=utf-8

Response for: 'Mozilla/5.0 (Android; Mobile; rv:26.0) Gecko/26.0 Firefox/26.0'
Response Status: 200
content-length: 111694
content-type: text/html; charset=utf-8

Response for: 'Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 6_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/536.26 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/6.0 Mobile/10A5376e Safari/8536
Response Status: 200
content-length: 111694
content-type: text/html; charset=utf-8
Whiteboard: [country-all] → [country-all][serversniff][contactready][mentor=astevenson]
The Economist is part of the economist group
http://www.economistgroup.com/

Their twitter account is only broadcasting information @theeconomist so not a good contact.

Possibilities for contacts (corporate):
* http://www.economist.com/content/subscription-centre#digital
* https://secure.opinionlab.com/ccc01/comment_card_d.asp
* http://www.economist.com/contact-us

A possible human contact:
Dominic Laycock
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dominic-laycock/8/2a/610
@dtlaycock
Thanks Karl. Trying to reach on twitter: https://twitter.com/MozWebCompat/status/476100857243918337
Assignee: nobody → astevenson
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Whiteboard: [country-all][serversniff][contactready][mentor=astevenson] → [country-all][serversniff][sitewait][mentor=astevenson]
Seems sorted - congrats, Adam!
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
unfortunately I closed the wrong bug here, economist.com still needs fixing :(
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: FIXED → ---
Status: REOPENED → ASSIGNED
Mentor: astevenson
Whiteboard: [country-all][serversniff][sitewait][mentor=astevenson] → [country-all][serversniff][sitewait]
Testing on Firefox OS. Receiving the mobile version.

There is an overlay for the cookie policy. The button Close is not working. 
Someone else with the same issue? If yes let's open another bug.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 6 years ago6 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Blocks: 1065242
Product: Tech Evangelism → Web Compatibility
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