Created attachment 552326 [details]
Mozilla /5.0 (Android;Linux armv7l;rv:6.0) Gecko/20110810 Firefox/6.0 Fennec/6.0
Mozilla /5.0 (Android;Linux armv7l;rv:8.0a1) Gecko/20110810 Firefox/8.0a1 Fennec/8.0a1
Mozilla /5.0 (Android;Linux armv7l;rv:7.0a2) Gecko/20110810 Firefox/7.0a2 Fennec/7.0a2
Steps to reproduce:
1. go to http://mail.google.com/mail or http://www.gmail.com
Expected result: the log in page should load
Actual result: XML Parsing Error appears, see the screenshot
That seems to me a problem with that site.
But I'm not getting this xml parsing error here, using trunk.
I am also getting this error using trunk. And on the stock browser, gmail.com is loading fine.
Works for me just fine. Not a Fennec front-end issue.
Created attachment 553715 [details]
This is still reproducing, I attached the log and also please see video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ip0xOTZTBU&feature=channel_video_title.
Mozilla /5.0 (Android;Linux armv7l;rv:7.0) Gecko/20110816 Firefox/7.0 Fennec/7.0
Mozilla /5.0 (Android;Linux armv7l;rv:8.0a1) Gecko/20110816 Firefox/8.0a1 Fennec/8.0a1
Device: LG Optimus 2X (Android 2.2)
Yes, perhaps this can be reproduced, but this is very likely a problem with gmail, not with Fennec.
I've tried to open the Gmail webpage on the stock browser and it has worked fine. I had the same result for a couple of 3rd party browsers. It seems that occurs only for Fennec.
Also I've changed the uagent via Phony add-on and the Gmail webpages has been loaded correctly for all existing options, except the Default one, as you can see here: http://www.youtube.com/user/qaioana#p/a/u/0/8cP_qY0nezg
I hope that this view-source code it would be helpful: http://pastebin.mozilla.org/1302511
It's happening because the ampersand in this link isn't escaped:
So this is a tech evangelism issue.
I wasn't seeing this issue, because I don't see the "New to Gmail? It's free and easy" part. I guess Google knows that I'm already using gmail.
In Error Console the following error occurs:
Error: not well-formed
<b><a href="http://mail.google.com/mail/signup?pc=mobile&ep=go_mobile%3D1%26btmpl%3Dmobile_tier2%26idvToken%3D">Create an account now</a></b>
Raising severity seeing that Mobile Firefox users can't see nor login to Gmail which is extremely bad.
FWIW, this is definitely because GMail serves another content to Firefox (and Opera). Changing the user agent to the stock Android browser solves the issue. That's really sad...
So not only are they browser-sniffing, but they're serving invalid XML to browsers they don't recognize. Lovely.
What will it take for this bug to get looked at and assigned a contact to speak to Google?
Opera has the same type of issues with a few sites, specifically ASP.
Basically the sensible thing to do is to reparse the page as HTML (common users) and send a warning or error in the log (web developers).
Paul, by any chance, could you point this bug to whom can fix it?
(In reply to Aaron Train [:aaronmt] from comment #18)
> What will it take for this bug to get looked at and assigned a contact to
> speak to Google?
You are assuming that we have not poked Google about this?
(In reply to Karl Dubost from comment #19)
> Basically the sensible thing to do is to reparse the page as HTML (common
> users) and send a warning or error in the log (web developers).
Someone should probably file a new bug against Gecko to do exactly that, since throwing up a "this site is broken" page is poor UE compared to "this site is broken, but we'll show it to you anyway".
It seems that many more mobile browsers are having the same problem with Gmail since august 30:
I just attempted to login today and this seems fixed; was able to login, compose and read email. Can someone else verify that all is fixed now?
Yeah, seems fixed. I'm able to login too.