Google News displays incorrectly without JavaScript



7 years ago
2 years ago


(Reporter: VanillaMozilla, Unassigned)


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(Whiteboard: [country-all], URL)



7 years ago
If JavaScript is disabled, the first image overlaps the text.  Near the bottom of the page the still clips of videos are also duplicated.

The problems occur in version 14; also in previous versions.  Verified in Linux and Windows.  The problem does not occur in Google Chrome or Chromium.
When I load the page (with scripting enabled), the text starts out overlapping the image, but it then slides over to the side so it no longer overlaps.
Interestingly, if I spoof my UA string to be "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2) AppleWebKit/536.6 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/20.0.1090.0 Safari/536.6", the text does not overlap at all in Firefox, scripting enabled or disabled.

Comment 3

7 years ago
Moving to Tech Evangelism.
Assignee: nobody → english-us
Component: Untriaged → English US
Product: Firefox → Tech Evangelism
Moving to Desktop.
Assignee: english-us → nobody
Component: English US → Desktop
Whiteboard: [country-all]
Probably unfortunate, but I don't think there is a lot we can do. 
Aka a lot of all modern sites will break without JS. 
Feel free to contact Google. 
I will close this as WONTFIX as it is the same in all browsers and the chances to get it fixed by Google is near 0.

TO note that they provide an RSS feed. 
<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" href="…">
Last Resolved: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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