Closed Bug 956585 Opened 8 years ago Closed 8 years ago

usatoday.com serves desktop version to Firefox for Android UA

Categories

(Web Compatibility :: Mobile, defect)

ARM
Android
defect
Not set
normal

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

People

(Reporter: bug.zilla, Unassigned)

References

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Details

(Whiteboard: [country-us])

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User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:29.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/29.0 (Beta/Release)
Build ID: 20131228030204

Steps to reproduce:

Visited usatoday.com


Actual results:

Desktop version of the site is displayed


Expected results:

Mobile version should be displayed (e.g. like stock browser).
Component: General → Mobile
OS: Windows 7 → Android
Product: Firefox for Android → Tech Evangelism
Hardware: x86_64 → ARM
Version: Firefox 29 → unspecified
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Summary: usatoday.com serves desktop version → usatoday.com serves desktop version to Firefox for Android UA
Whiteboard: [country-us]
Tested today from Japan. 
1. Accessing http://www.usatoday.com/ on Android device with Firefox
2. Getting a responsive Web site.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
In Canada I get their desktop site. On my iPhone I get a touch (iPhone specific) mobile-site. In Chrome for Android I get their mobile site as well.
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: WORKSFORME → ---
Attached image usatoday.png
Strange, I get a mobile-ish site that exhibits a different bug.

There's a fixed header that gets pushed down by the geolocation/share location prompt. After you refresh, it ends up in the right spot.

(nevermind the quality of the screenshots, that's some overaggressive "optimization" on my end).
(nevermind, the geolocation prompt has nothing to do with this--it seems related to the (infrequent) Breaking News headline... which I'm trying to see how to manually trigger to dig in).
OK, I think I figured it out - if there's a Breaking News notification _and_ a prompt to install the app from Google Play (which overlays the breaking notification (in red)), then the stuff I observed in my screenshot is the result if you don't close out both the app prompt and the notification. Not a real bug, just feels like one (especially as it has to coincide with an actual response from the breaking news api).
Just tried again behind a Canadian proxy and still getting the mobile site, the same that I get from the US. 

Can the original reporter double check that they're still getting desktop content?
I see mobile content in Release, Beta, and Aurora. I see desktop content in Nightly.
(In reply to Mike Taylor [:miketaylr] from comment #7)
> Just tried again behind a Canadian proxy and still getting the mobile site,
> the same that I get from the US. 
> 
> Can the original reporter double check that they're still getting desktop
> content?

In Nightly I still get the desktop version. Sorry I don't have Release on my device.
I get the mobile version just fine on Nightly too. I do, however, get the desktop version on FxOS..
Status: REOPENED → RESOLVED
Closed: 8 years ago8 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
The Firefox OS issue is tracked at Bug 961964
See Also: → 961964
Product: Tech Evangelism → Web Compatibility
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