sends desktop site to Firefox OS



Tech Evangelism
3 years ago
2 years ago


(Reporter: haseeb, Unassigned)


Firefox Tracking Flags

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(Whiteboard: [country-sg] [serversniff] [contactready], URL)

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So let's see.
They do UA detection on the server side delivering different content depending on the UA.

In their HTTP request, there is a:

   X-Powered-By: An awesome IT Team: Apply now and help 
   to shape the technical future of the world's largest online hotel search.

And in the HTML

        Want to get paid to dissect our code?
        We're hiring developers:

Let's help them shape a larger mobile landscape. Pun intended ;) That would be nice if someone from their team could help us fix it. They send

→ http -b 'User-Agent:Mozilla/5.0 (Mobile; rv:36.0) Gecko/36.0 Firefox/36.0' > fxos.txt
→ http -b 'User-Agent:Mozilla/5.0 (Android; Mobile; rv:36.0) Gecko/36.0 Firefox/36.0' > fxand.txt
→ ls -al
386122 17 mar 15:04 fxand.txt
184697 17 mar 15:03 fxos.txt

To note that the HTML sent to desktop is lighter than the Android version (without counting the assets).
The content sent to Firefox for Android works the same. So it's just a matter of wrong detection.

The Firefox OS UA is 
    Mozilla/5.0 (Mobile; rv:36.0) Gecko/36.0 Firefox/36.0
(version numbers are not relevant)

Next step: They need to be contacted.
All the open positions for IT are in Dusseldorf and Leipzig in Germany.
They also have a contact form
And they are on
Whiteboard: [country-sg] → [country-sg] [serversniff] [contactready]
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