Google reverse image search doesn't work with Firefox for Android

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3 years ago
3 months ago

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(Reporter: JanH, Assigned: karlcow)

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(Blocks: 1 bug)

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

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Description

3 years ago
Part 1:
Search an image URL with Google

Expected result:
Google takes you to the web search results, but also shows "For matching images, try search by images". Clicking on that link takes you to the search results for the reverse image search, i.e. you can see which pages are using the image you're searching for, you can find different resolutions etc.

What actually happens:
Firefox users only get the normal web search results, with no link offering to "search by images". Manually clicking on "Images" in the nav bar doesn't help, either. While it's showing some results, it's not the functionality of the reverse image search.


Part 2:
Open http://google.com/searchbyimage?image_url=http://blog.seanmartell.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/logo_0018_19.png

Expected results:
Google takes you to google.com/search?tbs=sbi:<very long string corresponding to the image fingerprint> and shows you the results for the reverse image search

What actually happens:
Mobile Firefox users get redirected to google.com/webhp?tbs=sbi:<imagefingerprint>, which only displays Google's homepage, with no search results whatsoever.
There's a big redirect chain, with some server-side browser sniffing near the end that chooses the /webhp URL rather than the /search one:

GET http://google.com/searchbyimage?image_url=http://blog.seanmartell.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/logo_0018_19.png
301 Redirect to http://www.google.com/searchbyimage?image_url=http://blog.seanmartell.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/logo_0018_19.png

GET http://www.google.com/searchbyimage?image_url=http://blog.seanmartell.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/logo_0018_19.png
302 Redirect to http://www.google.com/search?tbs=sbi:AMhZZitXs27ppvGFyJuZ9_1yQVGRyCcnjlnCJINevvdy-VIhPeUM4pQUnFaSjGLR_1xiV9tOcIGVoJdCM3pfriVdttY9lbvludH90-m_12BKkB1NDpAf8qWtakvN-EaFVkZStrcAPCHa447V1WLPbxFGNs32Qnt04si7ZSEJH6QbhZhX4ZTrtDGMrA6aYpt1lXC_15T95sQ7kDysC0qimHeEflDw-u8Qa9YO8jcMHvk3jl1ZisBm8WrFpaC_14AdYKVkz9d0vngIgnb_1Oh59QE1PxxX95LloNRghBTl0dWrm7WVlsdyhUAEnYMLxtAUdf8BRmS11Auv9TfhZv5Pv6BZEatQJdrVYgCEZdPVGDSsIdkwH1GujRB8S7UIn47r3S8dkI3OEaBCK6FoPexhQRytP7VLS0L7sPWkr3lENf-iUe7CgzeEE4s-4O_1x_1fmZdCeDx2cIn_1hmMGij6S80udaz4TXHrFn4DtuW11AD3AFRfKlEyCuFHK0ikMjmzUfZbmCM87JEBaumY1M15uqNV6hKYvdC5145_1G2nqPbPFMFJspTp7Gqecjl-rJ1mNQN4j-X-ssjNYHsEr2TOAeF-5MeozTXxELh6rkptiRYZvm2Hl2qYZvj9uNbMsPkzcpn-R-ZBj6QjiVK3SPlqVo0fiibN35MxoizEXMl1qkiMqWryCq9UexGfi2v7F4HQ9wRsg34k-b-3vrAXmk4cKzmXAk6JVbTCIKgCgx4-vpD_1SpzwBBkseRMq9XAvX9X5W37xeEgM6iqrgCeX0LqTz7oqpx3vURXu_17iYCZEyFAEQQ_1RAvjASIsdpaIxlg8NGD9nfyYd8zVDoybWBGl6w34FV8rdNNj07_1HDB8ZoJ4E9dBsOP9DLNibyl8Nx2Pnrup-a-p09aEAMGhTaYt7_1kbToJgMf82AEm6MgMUOkixxFiLAaCn7JYhVey2MXYo70X4RZ3OSgWyLqn0G0p33unTQq-s1WwImL9HDA_1fDM5PhecZXfBHURXRhWkQ-1iBFWhhT58nqi3-tDwsz_1ZKn60qDBR5P_1LdQ0RFGbMU-OeE-s42Okl_15rV1H4jkzDxd-oQC9dkVsKSrv7h9mGQcL42DybQCtSNKbqpJsHNhgI_11riRxCTcKKXjbJ3oSdeWZYRxIJwMKgBhozU107oaQj2nA1ivTi8pOoOBn-hWSuxt4htudLHIOroGMrZd8sKHNtR_1H2PoTe-wI4Bofz074Cg2mDlrrRoLsy66YmoVhc4vLU459Gd2Mf7bRX77ccbDiMxeEiUqDaLCyiKMVESNMwIBHT9_16atZNR5Bt2GeUUQoMGfGiukrZcP4SXiOieCRlnCmVOJwJBb39RGFDZmEKTWNbb-Z3DtsoCb40FBGC8O8pDcrSDAsNtHgraMD6K5hqXosQhFqOBPKt8_1aeJbc7TjrEMKTMbyPAHpeNAYUdNs2NdYhOLOrqgi8MNPbaEgTd1t0Ck9MPIyXAhck2X7saE30N_157Hhd8HIZsgQjqtQ3-3LBc-2coTcgoiRQP1NM8He-Aq3ARIXOQay8rU1EBeDTG9TcZx316yQIWfokl2AYl6JS50mVHAuvEwS7AeFEpOqSkvhjDIC3vK_1R8pmlM30_1iza

GET http://www.google.com/search?tbs=sbi:AMhZZitXs27ppvGFyJuZ9_1yQVGRyCcnjlnCJINevvdy-VIhPeUM4pQUnFaSjGLR_1xiV9tOcIGVoJdCM3pfriVdttY9lbvludH90-m_12BKkB1NDpAf8qWtakvN-EaFVkZStrcAPCHa447V1WLPbxFGNs32Qnt04si7ZSEJH6QbhZhX4ZTrtDGMrA6aYpt1lXC_15T95sQ7kDysC0qimHeEflDw-u8Qa9YO8jcMHvk3jl1ZisBm8WrFpaC_14AdYKVkz9d0vngIgnb_1Oh59QE1PxxX95LloNRghBTl0dWrm7WVlsdyhUAEnYMLxtAUdf8BRmS11Auv9TfhZv5Pv6BZEatQJdrVYgCEZdPVGDSsIdkwH1GujRB8S7UIn47r3S8dkI3OEaBCK6FoPexhQRytP7VLS0L7sPWkr3lENf-iUe7CgzeEE4s-4O_1x_1fmZdCeDx2cIn_1hmMGij6S80udaz4TXHrFn4DtuW11AD3AFRfKlEyCuFHK0ikMjmzUfZbmCM87JEBaumY1M15uqNV6hKYvdC5145_1G2nqPbPFMFJspTp7Gqecjl-rJ1mNQN4j-X-ssjNYHsEr2TOAeF-5MeozTXxELh6rkptiRYZvm2Hl2qYZvj9uNbMsPkzcpn-R-ZBj6QjiVK3SPlqVo0fiibN35MxoizEXMl1qkiMqWryCq9UexGfi2v7F4HQ9wRsg34k-b-3vrAXmk4cKzmXAk6JVbTCIKgCgx4-vpD_1SpzwBBkseRMq9XAvX9X5W37xeEgM6iqrgCeX0LqTz7oqpx3vURXu_17iYCZEyFAEQQ_1RAvjASIsdpaIxlg8NGD9nfyYd8zVDoybWBGl6w34FV8rdNNj07_1HDB8ZoJ4E9dBsOP9DLNibyl8Nx2Pnrup-a-p09aEAMGhTaYt7_1kbToJgMf82AEm6MgMUOkixxFiLAaCn7JYhVey2MXYo70X4RZ3OSgWyLqn0G0p33unTQq-s1WwImL9HDA_1fDM5PhecZXfBHURXRhWkQ-1iBFWhhT58nqi3-tDwsz_1ZKn60qDBR5P_1LdQ0RFGbMU-OeE-s42Okl_15rV1H4jkzDxd-oQC9dkVsKSrv7h9mGQcL42DybQCtSNKbqpJsHNhgI_11riRxCTcKKXjbJ3oSdeWZYRxIJwMKgBhozU107oaQj2nA1ivTi8pOoOBn-hWSuxt4htudLHIOroGMrZd8sKHNtR_1H2PoTe-wI4Bofz074Cg2mDlrrRoLsy66YmoVhc4vLU459Gd2Mf7bRX77ccbDiMxeEiUqDaLCyiKMVESNMwIBHT9_16atZNR5Bt2GeUUQoMGfGiukrZcP4SXiOieCRlnCmVOJwJBb39RGFDZmEKTWNbb-Z3DtsoCb40FBGC8O8pDcrSDAsNtHgraMD6K5hqXosQhFqOBPKt8_1aeJbc7TjrEMKTMbyPAHpeNAYUdNs2NdYhOLOrqgi8MNPbaEgTd1t0Ck9MPIyXAhck2X7saE30N_157Hhd8HIZsgQjqtQ3-3LBc-2coTcgoiRQP1NM8He-Aq3ARIXOQay8rU1EBeDTG9TcZx316yQIWfokl2AYl6JS50mVHAuvEwS7AeFEpOqSkvhjDIC3vK_1R8pmlM30_1iza
302 Redirect to http://www.google.no/search?tbs=sbi:AMhZZitXs27ppvGFyJuZ9_1yQVGRyCcnjlnCJINevvdy-VIhPeUM4pQUnFaSjGLR_1xiV9tOcIGVoJdCM3pfriVdttY9lbvludH90-m_12BKkB1NDpAf8qWtakvN-EaFVkZStrcAPCHa447V1WLPbxFGNs32Qnt04si7ZSEJH6QbhZhX4ZTrtDGMrA6aYpt1lXC_15T95sQ7kDysC0qimHeEflDw-u8Qa9YO8jcMHvk3jl1ZisBm8WrFpaC_14AdYKVkz9d0vngIgnb_1Oh59QE1PxxX95LloNRghBTl0dWrm7WVlsdyhUAEnYMLxtAUdf8BRmS11Auv9TfhZv5Pv6BZEatQJdrVYgCEZdPVGDSsIdkwH1GujRB8S7UIn47r3S8dkI3OEaBCK6FoPexhQRytP7VLS0L7sPWkr3lENf-iUe7CgzeEE4s-4O_1x_1fmZdCeDx2cIn_1hmMGij6S80udaz4TXHrFn4DtuW11AD3AFRfKlEyCuFHK0ikMjmzUfZbmCM87JEBaumY1M15uqNV6hKYvdC5145_1G2nqPbPFMFJspTp7Gqecjl-rJ1mNQN4j-X-ssjNYHsEr2TOAeF-5MeozTXxELh6rkptiRYZvm2Hl2qYZvj9uNbMsPkzcpn-R-ZBj6QjiVK3SPlqVo0fiibN35MxoizEXMl1qkiMqWryCq9UexGfi2v7F4HQ9wRsg34k-b-3vrAXmk4cKzmXAk6JVbTCIKgCgx4-vpD_1SpzwBBkseRMq9XAvX9X5W37xeEgM6iqrgCeX0LqTz7oqpx3vURXu_17iYCZEyFAEQQ_1RAvjASIsdpaIxlg8NGD9nfyYd8zVDoybWBGl6w34FV8rdNNj07_1HDB8ZoJ4E9dBsOP9DLNibyl8Nx2Pnrup-a-p09aEAMGhTaYt7_1kbToJgMf82AEm6MgMUOkixxFiLAaCn7JYhVey2MXYo70X4RZ3OSgWyLqn0G0p33unTQq-s1WwImL9HDA_1fDM5PhecZXfBHURXRhWkQ-1iBFWhhT58nqi3-tDwsz_1ZKn60qDBR5P_1LdQ0RFGbMU-OeE-s42Okl_15rV1H4jkzDxd-oQC9dkVsKSrv7h9mGQcL42DybQCtSNKbqpJsHNhgI_11riRxCTcKKXjbJ3oSdeWZYRxIJwMKgBhozU107oaQj2nA1ivTi8pOoOBn-hWSuxt4htudLHIOroGMrZd8sKHNtR_1H2PoTe-wI4Bofz074Cg2mDlrrRoLsy66YmoVhc4vLU459Gd2Mf7bRX77ccbDiMxeEiUqDaLCyiKMVESNMwIBHT9_16atZNR5Bt2GeUUQoMGfGiukrZcP4SXiOieCRlnCmVOJwJBb39RGFDZmEKTWNbb-Z3DtsoCb40FBGC8O8pDcrSDAsNtHgraMD6K5hqXosQhFqOBPKt8_1aeJbc7TjrEMKTMbyPAHpeNAYUdNs2NdYhOLOrqgi8MNPbaEgTd1t0Ck9MPIyXAhck2X7saE30N_157Hhd8HIZsgQjqtQ3-3LBc-2coTcgoiRQP1NM8He-Aq3ARIXOQay8rU1EBeDTG9TcZx316yQIWfokl2AYl6JS50mVHAuvEwS7AeFEpOqSkvhjDIC3vK_1R8pmlM30_1iza&gws_rd=cr&ei=WUDxVbP_B4uQsAHE5azwBA

GET http://www.google.no/search?tbs=sbi:AMhZZitXs27ppvGFyJuZ9_1yQVGRyCcnjlnCJINevvdy-VIhPeUM4pQUnFaSjGLR_1xiV9tOcIGVoJdCM3pfriVdttY9lbvludH90-m_12BKkB1NDpAf8qWtakvN-EaFVkZStrcAPCHa447V1WLPbxFGNs32Qnt04si7ZSEJH6QbhZhX4ZTrtDGMrA6aYpt1lXC_15T95sQ7kDysC0qimHeEflDw-u8Qa9YO8jcMHvk3jl1ZisBm8WrFpaC_14AdYKVkz9d0vngIgnb_1Oh59QE1PxxX95LloNRghBTl0dWrm7WVlsdyhUAEnYMLxtAUdf8BRmS11Auv9TfhZv5Pv6BZEatQJdrVYgCEZdPVGDSsIdkwH1GujRB8S7UIn47r3S8dkI3OEaBCK6FoPexhQRytP7VLS0L7sPWkr3lENf-iUe7CgzeEE4s-4O_1x_1fmZdCeDx2cIn_1hmMGij6S80udaz4TXHrFn4DtuW11AD3AFRfKlEyCuFHK0ikMjmzUfZbmCM87JEBaumY1M15uqNV6hKYvdC5145_1G2nqPbPFMFJspTp7Gqecjl-rJ1mNQN4j-X-ssjNYHsEr2TOAeF-5MeozTXxELh6rkptiRYZvm2Hl2qYZvj9uNbMsPkzcpn-R-ZBj6QjiVK3SPlqVo0fiibN35MxoizEXMl1qkiMqWryCq9UexGfi2v7F4HQ9wRsg34k-b-3vrAXmk4cKzmXAk6JVbTCIKgCgx4-vpD_1SpzwBBkseRMq9XAvX9X5W37xeEgM6iqrgCeX0LqTz7oqpx3vURXu_17iYCZEyFAEQQ_1RAvjASIsdpaIxlg8NGD9nfyYd8zVDoybWBGl6w34FV8rdNNj07_1HDB8ZoJ4E9dBsOP9DLNibyl8Nx2Pnrup-a-p09aEAMGhTaYt7_1kbToJgMf82AEm6MgMUOkixxFiLAaCn7JYhVey2MXYo70X4RZ3OSgWyLqn0G0p33unTQq-s1WwImL9HDA_1fDM5PhecZXfBHURXRhWkQ-1iBFWhhT58nqi3-tDwsz_1ZKn60qDBR5P_1LdQ0RFGbMU-OeE-s42Okl_15rV1H4jkzDxd-oQC9dkVsKSrv7h9mGQcL42DybQCtSNKbqpJsHNhgI_11riRxCTcKKXjbJ3oSdeWZYRxIJwMKgBhozU107oaQj2nA1ivTi8pOoOBn-hWSuxt4htudLHIOroGMrZd8sKHNtR_1H2PoTe-wI4Bofz074Cg2mDlrrRoLsy66YmoVhc4vLU459Gd2Mf7bRX77ccbDiMxeEiUqDaLCyiKMVESNMwIBHT9_16atZNR5Bt2GeUUQoMGfGiukrZcP4SXiOieCRlnCmVOJwJBb39RGFDZmEKTWNbb-Z3DtsoCb40FBGC8O8pDcrSDAsNtHgraMD6K5hqXosQhFqOBPKt8_1aeJbc7TjrEMKTMbyPAHpeNAYUdNs2NdYhOLOrqgi8MNPbaEgTd1t0Ck9MPIyXAhck2X7saE30N_157Hhd8HIZsgQjqtQ3-3LBc-2coTcgoiRQP1NM8He-Aq3ARIXOQay8rU1EBeDTG9TcZx316yQIWfokl2AYl6JS50mVHAuvEwS7AeFEpOqSkvhjDIC3vK_1R8pmlM30_1iza&gws_rd=cr&ei=WUDxVbP_B4uQsAHE5azwBA
302 Redirect to http://www.google.no/webhp?tbs=sbi:AMhZZitXs27ppvGFyJuZ9_1yQVGRyCcnjlnCJINevvdy-VIhPeUM4pQUnFaSjGLR_1xiV9tOcIGVoJdCM3pfriVdttY9lbvludH90-m_12BKkB1NDpAf8qWtakvN-EaFVkZStrcAPCHa447V1WLPbxFGNs32Qnt04si7ZSEJH6QbhZhX4ZTrtDGMrA6aYpt1lXC_15T95sQ7kDysC0qimHeEflDw-u8Qa9YO8jcMHvk3jl1ZisBm8WrFpaC_14AdYKVkz9d0vngIgnb_1Oh59QE1PxxX95LloNRghBTl0dWrm7WVlsdyhUAEnYMLxtAUdf8BRmS11Auv9TfhZv5Pv6BZEatQJdrVYgCEZdPVGDSsIdkwH1GujRB8S7UIn47r3S8dkI3OEaBCK6FoPexhQRytP7VLS0L7sPWkr3lENf-iUe7CgzeEE4s-4O_1x_1fmZdCeDx2cIn_1hmMGij6S80udaz4TXHrFn4DtuW11AD3AFRfKlEyCuFHK0ikMjmzUfZbmCM87JEBaumY1M15uqNV6hKYvdC5145_1G2nqPbPFMFJspTp7Gqecjl-rJ1mNQN4j-X-ssjNYHsEr2TOAeF-5MeozTXxELh6rkptiRYZvm2Hl2qYZvj9uNbMsPkzcpn-R-ZBj6QjiVK3SPlqVo0fiibN35MxoizEXMl1qkiMqWryCq9UexGfi2v7F4HQ9wRsg34k-b-3vrAXmk4cKzmXAk6JVbTCIKgCgx4-vpD_1SpzwBBkseRMq9XAvX9X5W37xeEgM6iqrgCeX0LqTz7oqpx3vURXu_17iYCZEyFAEQQ_1RAvjASIsdpaIxlg8NGD9nfyYd8zVDoybWBGl6w34FV8rdNNj07_1HDB8ZoJ4E9dBsOP9DLNibyl8Nx2Pnrup-a-p09aEAMGhTaYt7_1kbToJgMf82AEm6MgMUOkixxFiLAaCn7JYhVey2MXYo70X4RZ3OSgWyLqn0G0p33unTQq-s1WwImL9HDA_1fDM5PhecZXfBHURXRhWkQ-1iBFWhhT58nqi3-tDwsz_1ZKn60qDBR5P_1LdQ0RFGbMU-OeE-s42Okl_15rV1H4jkzDxd-oQC9dkVsKSrv7h9mGQcL42DybQCtSNKbqpJsHNhgI_11riRxCTcKKXjbJ3oSdeWZYRxIJwMKgBhozU107oaQj2nA1ivTi8pOoOBn-hWSuxt4htudLHIOroGMrZd8sKHNtR_1H2PoTe-wI4Bofz074Cg2mDlrrRoLsy66YmoVhc4vLU459Gd2Mf7bRX77ccbDiMxeEiUqDaLCyiKMVESNMwIBHT9_16atZNR5Bt2GeUUQoMGfGiukrZcP4SXiOieCRlnCmVOJwJBb39RGFDZmEKTWNbb-Z3DtsoCb40FBGC8O8pDcrSDAsNtHgraMD6K5hqXosQhFqOBPKt8_1aeJbc7TjrEMKTMbyPAHpeNAYUdNs2NdYhOLOrqgi8MNPbaEgTd1t0Ck9MPIyXAhck2X7saE30N_157Hhd8HIZsgQjqtQ3-3LBc-2coTcgoiRQP1NM8He-Aq3ARIXOQay8rU1EBeDTG9TcZx316yQIWfokl2AYl6JS50mVHAuvEwS7AeFEpOqSkvhjDIC3vK_1R8pmlM30_1iza&gws_rd=cr&ei=WUDxVbP_B4uQsAHE5azwBA

GET http://www.google.no/webhp?tbs=sbi:AMhZZitXs27ppvGFyJuZ9_1yQVGRyCcnjlnCJINevvdy-VIhPeUM4pQUnFaSjGLR_1xiV9tOcIGVoJdCM3pfriVdttY9lbvludH90-m_12BKkB1NDpAf8qWtakvN-EaFVkZStrcAPCHa447V1WLPbxFGNs32Qnt04si7ZSEJH6QbhZhX4ZTrtDGMrA6aYpt1lXC_15T95sQ7kDysC0qimHeEflDw-u8Qa9YO8jcMHvk3jl1ZisBm8WrFpaC_14AdYKVkz9d0vngIgnb_1Oh59QE1PxxX95LloNRghBTl0dWrm7WVlsdyhUAEnYMLxtAUdf8BRmS11Auv9TfhZv5Pv6BZEatQJdrVYgCEZdPVGDSsIdkwH1GujRB8S7UIn47r3S8dkI3OEaBCK6FoPexhQRytP7VLS0L7sPWkr3lENf-iUe7CgzeEE4s-4O_1x_1fmZdCeDx2cIn_1hmMGij6S80udaz4TXHrFn4DtuW11AD3AFRfKlEyCuFHK0ikMjmzUfZbmCM87JEBaumY1M15uqNV6hKYvdC5145_1G2nqPbPFMFJspTp7Gqecjl-rJ1mNQN4j-X-ssjNYHsEr2TOAeF-5MeozTXxELh6rkptiRYZvm2Hl2qYZvj9uNbMsPkzcpn-R-ZBj6QjiVK3SPlqVo0fiibN35MxoizEXMl1qkiMqWryCq9UexGfi2v7F4HQ9wRsg34k-b-3vrAXmk4cKzmXAk6JVbTCIKgCgx4-vpD_1SpzwBBkseRMq9XAvX9X5W37xeEgM6iqrgCeX0LqTz7oqpx3vURXu_17iYCZEyFAEQQ_1RAvjASIsdpaIxlg8NGD9nfyYd8zVDoybWBGl6w34FV8rdNNj07_1HDB8ZoJ4E9dBsOP9DLNibyl8Nx2Pnrup-a-p09aEAMGhTaYt7_1kbToJgMf82AEm6MgMUOkixxFiLAaCn7JYhVey2MXYo70X4RZ3OSgWyLqn0G0p33unTQq-s1WwImL9HDA_1fDM5PhecZXfBHURXRhWkQ-1iBFWhhT58nqi3-tDwsz_1ZKn60qDBR5P_1LdQ0RFGbMU-OeE-s42Okl_15rV1H4jkzDxd-oQC9dkVsKSrv7h9mGQcL42DybQCtSNKbqpJsHNhgI_11riRxCTcKKXjbJ3oSdeWZYRxIJwMKgBhozU107oaQj2nA1ivTi8pOoOBn-hWSuxt4htudLHIOroGMrZd8sKHNtR_1H2PoTe-wI4Bofz074Cg2mDlrrRoLsy66YmoVhc4vLU459Gd2Mf7bRX77ccbDiMxeEiUqDaLCyiKMVESNMwIBHT9_16atZNR5Bt2GeUUQoMGfGiukrZcP4SXiOieCRlnCmVOJwJBb39RGFDZmEKTWNbb-Z3DtsoCb40FBGC8O8pDcrSDAsNtHgraMD6K5hqXosQhFqOBPKt8_1aeJbc7TjrEMKTMbyPAHpeNAYUdNs2NdYhOLOrqgi8MNPbaEgTd1t0Ck9MPIyXAhck2X7saE30N_157Hhd8HIZsgQjqtQ3-3LBc-2coTcgoiRQP1NM8He-Aq3ARIXOQay8rU1EBeDTG9TcZx316yQIWfokl2AYl6JS50mVHAuvEwS7AeFEpOqSkvhjDIC3vK_1R8pmlM30_1iza&gws_rd=cr&ei=WUDxVbP_B4uQsAHE5azwBA
200 OK (text/html)
Whiteboard: [country-all] [needscontact] [serversniff]
(Reporter)

Comment 2

3 years ago
Or, to sum it up:
- redirect google.com to www.google.com
- replace the image URL with the image fingerprint
- if necessary, redirect to a country specific Google domain, i.e. in this case from google.com to google.no
- finally the problematic step: redirect mobile Firefox users from /search to /webhp

This is of course tying into the bigger problem that Google is serving us only their less fancy search experience, see also bug 1047854 and bug 921532.
See Also: → bug 1047854
Karl, we need to complain to Google
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Comment 4

3 years ago
Created attachment 8660513 [details]
image-search-chrome-ua.png

It's not only browser sniffing. There is certainly an issue with browser sniffing too. 

# Chrome UA on Gecko
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When emulating the Chrome UA on Gecko, We get a search results page, with web page results and images results. Scrolling down the page we can see images, and we can request the "visually similar images": see image-search-chrome-ua.png

BUT then once we click this we get a blank search result page. see image-search-chrome-ua-02.png



# Firefox UA on Blink
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On the other hand, when we use Firefox Android UA on Blink,

Case 1. Entering the http://google.com/searchbyimage?image_url=http://blog.seanmartell.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/logo_0018_19.png
        returns a empty search result page. 
        see img-search-firefox-ua-url.png

Case 2. Entering the image signature url after the visually similar images, we get a page of results with pagination
        see img-search-firefox-ua-signature.png
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Updated

3 years ago
Assignee: nobody → kdubost
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Comment 5

3 years ago
Created attachment 8660514 [details]
image-search-chrome-ua-02.png

Chrome UA on Gecko "Visually similar images" search results page.
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Comment 6

3 years ago
Created attachment 8660515 [details]
img-search-firefox-ua-url.png

Firefox UA on blink, URL link search
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Comment 7

3 years ago
Created attachment 8660516 [details]
img-search-firefox-ua-signature.png

Firefox UA on blink, URL with image signature.
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Comment 8

3 years ago
Maybe instead of complaining, we should just make them aware of the issue ;)

I will notify Google with the issue. But not it's not a only UA sniffing issue. There is more than that. 

Note that with the Firefox iOS UA on GECKO engine.
   "Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 8_3 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/600.1.4 (KHTML, like Gecko) FxiOS/1.0 Mobile/12F69 Safari/600.1.4"

with the visual image signature we get a working result on **GECKO**, except for the search icon which is using:

<style>._yjg span{
-webkit-mask-image:url( data:image/png;base64,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)}
</style>
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Comment 9

3 years ago
Google has been notified. Usual channel.
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Whiteboard: [country-all] [needscontact] [serversniff] → [country-all] [sitewait] [serversniff]
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Comment 10

3 years ago
Google answer

> Thanks for giving us a heads up. I've reached out to the image search PM and will put you in touch as soon as I hear from him.

The name of the PM was given too.
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Comment 11

3 years ago
> Thanks for passing this issue along to us. 
> 
> I've reached out to our engineers on reverse image search 
> and have made them aware of the issue. However, at this 
> time I unfortunately cannot make any promises on when 
> this may be fixed, given our engineering constraints.
> 
> There many challenges with supporting reverse image search 
> on different platforms. We’re continually making improvements 
> to Search, and we optimize for as many platforms and browsers 
> as we can. Sometimes we have to prioritize where we see the 
> most usage. If we can improve things, we certainly will. 
> 
> Thanks for your understanding and hope you have a great week.
The issue is still reproducible on Firefox Release 61, but not on Firefox Nightly 63. Nightly 63 has the Chrome UA spoof enabled.

* http://google.com/searchbyimage?image_url= is no longer a valid URL. Try images.google.com instead.
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