Reader mode offered on index/home pages rather than articles

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

Status

()

Toolkit
Reader Mode
P4
normal
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
3 years ago
2 years ago

People

(Reporter: Gijs, Unassigned)

Tracking

(Blocks: 1 bug)

Trunk
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

3 years ago
Examples:

http://www.bbc.com/news/also_in_the_news/ (I swear I've seen it on the main BBC homepage before, but I can't reproduce that right now... and before I finished writing this bug report, I could again?)
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk/


These are all lists of articles, so maybe this is the same issue as bug 1134810? (Except that could probably be fixed by filtering about:* documents...)
Component: General → Reader Mode
Product: Firefox → Toolkit

Updated

3 years ago
Blocks: 1102450
First URL in comment 0 at least gives plausible results, so P4, whereas second URL gives a fairly useless page, so P3. But it seems less likely that someone would use reader mode on a front page like the second URL, so P4!
Priority: -- → P4

Comment 2

3 years ago
We do have some logic in place to avoid parsing "home pages", but it is crudely based on the url:
http://mxr.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/source/toolkit/components/reader/ReaderMode.jsm?force=1#181
At the moment, the reader button is not offered on these pages.
(Reporter)

Comment 4

2 years ago
Let's reopen if this happens again and we have a clearer testcase.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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