Closed Bug 972738 Opened 8 years ago Closed 4 years ago

aetv.com doesn't create video player in the Firefox OS web browser

Categories

(Web Compatibility :: Mobile, defect, P5)

Other
Gonk (Firefox OS)
defect

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED WONTFIX

People

(Reporter: hsteen, Unassigned, Mentored)

References

()

Details

(Whiteboard: [mobile-compat-form][clientsniff][contactready][video])

Site: http://www.aetv.com/dont-trust-andrew-mayne/video/love-on-the-blocks
aetv.com doesn't create video player in the Firefox OS web browser

:: Steps To Reproduce

Loading a page that should have a video player (and does have one in Firefox for Android), no player appears.

:: Expected Result

Video

:: Actual Result

No video

:: Additional Information

Software Version: 1.1
Reporter's User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; WOW64; rv:27.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/27.0
Loading the site in Firefox for Android but tweaking its navigator.userAgent to remove the "Android" word creates the same problem. This proves that the site's browser detection relies on the word "Android" rather than true capability detection. I'm not sure which script is the culprit, but parts of this file look relevant:
http://servicesaetn-a.akamaihd.net/pdk5/pdk5.1.3/web/pdk_5.3.4/tpPdk.js

The suggested solution is to rewrite the script to use feature detection instead of name detection.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Whiteboard: [mobile-compat-form] → [mobile-compat-form][clientsniff][contactready][video]
Whiteboard: [mobile-compat-form][clientsniff][contactready][video] → [mobile-compat-form][clientsniff][contactready][video][mentor=astevenson]
Mentor: astevenson
Whiteboard: [mobile-compat-form][clientsniff][contactready][video][mentor=astevenson] → [mobile-compat-form][clientsniff][contactready][video]
Priority: -- → P5
Closing as we are not working on Firefox OS anymore.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Product: Tech Evangelism → Web Compatibility
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