- Fennec doesn't display mobile version of website on phone



Tech Evangelism
6 years ago
5 years ago


(Reporter: lmandel, Unassigned)



Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: [website-compatibility])

Navigating to on my HTC Desire phone displays the full version of the site. There is a mobile version of the site that displays when using the default and Miren browsers. I expect that Firefox will also display the mobile version of the site. (Note that the full imdb site doesn't include a button to get to the mobile site. The mobile site can be viewed at The mobile version is preferable due to the small screen size.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Navigate to

Actual results:
The full version of the site is displayed.

Expected results:
The mobile version of the site should be displayed.

Aurora 8.0a2
HTC Desire phone
Android 2.2
This bug is related to bug 688242.
Whiteboard: [website-compatibility]


6 years ago
Keywords: mobile
Assignee: english-us → nobody
Component: English US → Evangelism
Product: Tech Evangelism → Fennec Native
QA Contact: english-us → evangelism


6 years ago
blocking-kilimanjaro: --- → ?
We won't block on site specific issues. In this case we need to work with to get them to redirect to when the site is accessed in Fennec.
blocking-kilimanjaro: ? → -
In disagreement, as bug 747123 does indicate that UA sniffing is part of a k9o user story. We need to discuss this to agree on what is and isn't a k9o blocker then, cause I don't think there is in general agreement on what we would or would not block on.
blocking-kilimanjaro: - → ?
In question for kilimanjaro, as this relates to mobile web compatibility. Note - We need to check where IMDB falls on the top sites scale to determine if this is important or not.
Removing the nomination flag, as I have not yet seen this site on our top apps/sites list. Re-nominate if it is.
blocking-kilimanjaro: ? → ---
Agreed. I think this is a nice to have as works well for me on Fennec Aurora. It's likely still worth following up as imdb is currently ranked 44 globally (31 in the US) on Alexa.

Jean-Yves - Can you follow up on this issue?
Duplicate of this bug: 730740
Blocks: 764697


6 years ago
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME

Comment 8

5 years ago
Build ID: 17.0a2 (2012-10-08)Aurora Channel
          18.0a1 (2012-10-08) Nightly Channel
          19.0a1 (2012-10-09) Nightly Channel
Device: Samsung Galaxy Nexus / HTC Desire HD
OS: Android 4.1 / 2.3.3 is loaded in the mobile version . 
Marking bug verified as WFM.


5 years ago
Component: Evangelism → Mobile
Product: Firefox for Android → Tech Evangelism
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