Closed Bug 809796 Opened 9 years ago Closed 8 years ago
ESPN serves Firefox for Android a basic HTML mobile site instead of touch version
Firefox 17.0b5 (2012-11-07) Device: Galaxy S2 OS: Android 4.0.3 Steps to reproduce: 1. Go to espn.go.com Expected result: ESPN touch version is loaded. Actual result: A basic HTML mobile site is loaded (see attached screenshot). Notes: On stock browser, the correct site version is loaded. The page looks different on the Nightly and Aurora than it looks on the stock browser and it looks on the Beta build.
Component: Evangelism → Mobile
Product: Firefox for Android → Tech Evangelism
Version: Firefox 17 → unspecified
Interesting. I see the touch site using Firefox 16. Using Nightly 19 I see the desktop site. Seems to be a regression. Perhaps they don't recognize the updated version in the UA. As the screenshots show, ESPN is also not serving their videos to Firefox. (Main picture is a click target in the stock browser but not in Firefox.)
still an issue, also confirming differences betwen Fx versions..
See Also: → 828431
Seems much of the sniffing and adaptation is in JS. It's clearly meant to be progressively enhanced and degrade gracefully, and I must say that the version Firefox on Android gets by default also is pretty good. However, it would be nice to also get the videos and such..
Whiteboard: [clientsniff][contactready] → [clientsniff][contactready] [country-us]
I am able to play videos on FF Android now, though Chrome is still providing the enhanced UI.
adam, can you play the video at m.espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/10263556/louisville-chris-jones-trying-measure-memphis-joe-jackson
Yes my bad. Being too quick. The link is http://m.espn.go.com/ncb/story?storyId=10263556&src=desktop&wjb Sorry about that.
Yes but like the other videos it navigates away from the page (no embedded player). Goes to this: http://mvads.cdn.espn.com/now/stitched/mp4/4d993388-8b49-4f34-9e48-87906e690281/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000/681f29c5-81eb-4229-9801-ebe21531a57c/59197eff-cb17-486e-b4d5-ab8fbaffa384/0/0/124/1421470045/content.mp4
Trying to contact a person on ESPN team https://github.com/orgs/espn/members Hopefully he can redirect me to the right person. That would be pretty cool.
Assignee: nobody → kdubost
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
This is awesome.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Resolution: WORKSFORME → FIXED
Product: Tech Evangelism → Web Compatibility
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