Closed Bug 644331 Opened 9 years ago Closed 6 years ago

Yahoo Music website is UA sniffing, causes load failure on all video player pages

Categories

(Web Compatibility :: Desktop, defect)

defect
Not set

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED INVALID

People

(Reporter: dbuchner, Unassigned)

Details

Yahoo is sniffing the UA, not recognizing us, and initializing code intended for IE which bombs the page. As seen here: http://new.music.yahoo.com/Green-Day/videos/view/Boulevard-of-Broken-Dreams--221547599

If someone has contact info, I would be willing to follow up with the folks at Yahoo.
Assignee: nobody → english-us
Component: General → English US
Product: Firefox → Tech Evangelism
QA Contact: general → english-us
Version: Trunk → unspecified
Specifically what are they sniffing about the UA? (In other words, how is this different from bug 613478?)

See also bug 304223, bug 487887, bug 529533, and bug 620188, which are other Yahoo sniffing bugs, some of which have contact info in them IIRC.

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The given URL now redirects to 
https://www.yahoo.com/?err=404&err_url=http%3a%2f%2fmusic.yahoo.com%2fGreen-Day%2f

If I go to https://screen.yahoo.com/boulevard-broken-dreams-tony-bennett-153646438.html
I have no issues. The site has probably changed.
Assignee: english-us → nobody
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 6 years ago
Component: English US → Desktop
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Product: Tech Evangelism → Web Compatibility
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