Closed Bug 974789 Opened 6 years ago Closed 5 years ago

indiatimes.com sends desktop site to Firefox OS

Categories

(Web Compatibility :: Mobile, defect)

All
Gonk (Firefox OS)
defect
Not set

Tracking

(blocking-b2g:-, b2g-v1.3T affected)

VERIFIED FIXED
blocking-b2g -
Tracking Status
b2g-v1.3T --- affected

People

(Reporter: haseeb, Assigned: haseeb, Mentored)

References

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Details

(Whiteboard: [country-in][serversniff][sitewait])

No description provided.
Whiteboard: [country-in] → [country-in][mentor=hsteen]
The indiatimes.com server is not configured to detect Firefox OS devices as smartphones - compare these HTTP responses, for Firefox on Android (correctly detected) and Firefox OS 1.4 (which is not sent to the mobile site):


GET / HTTP/1.1
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Android; Mobile; rv:30.0) Gecko/30.0 Firefox/30.0
Host: www.indiatimes.com

HTTP/1.1 302 Moved Temporarily
Content-Length: 0
Location: http://m.indiatimes.com/
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2014 08:04:50 GMT

------------------------------------------------------------------
GET / HTTP/1.1
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Mobile; rv:30.0) Gecko/30.0 Firefox/30.0
Host: www.indiatimes.com

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Last-Modified: Thu, 27 Feb 2014 07:52:38 GMT
Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2014 08:04:57 GMT
Content-Length: 175893
------------------------------------------------------------------
Whiteboard: [country-in][mentor=hsteen] → [country-in][mentor=hsteen][serversniff][contactready]
contacted via grievance.it@indiatimes.co.in
QA Contact: Abdulraufhaseeb
Whiteboard: [country-in][mentor=hsteen][serversniff][contactready] → [country-in][mentor=hsteen][serversniff][sitewait]
Assignee: nobody → Abdulraufhaseeb
QA Contact: Abdulraufhaseeb
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
blocking-b2g: --- → 1.3T?
Blocks: 1015045
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1016256 or the third party fix should resolve this issue.
blocking-b2g: 1.3T? → -
Bhavana,

(In reply to bhavana bajaj [:bajaj] from comment #3)
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1016256 or the third party fix
> should resolve this issue.

It doesn't resolve the issue. The UA override is a patch for getting around the issue. It's not meant to be a for ever solution. We still need to reach out India of Times. Note also that the introduction of UA override usually makes it harder to explain the issue to Web developers.
See Also: → 1016256
Mentor: hsteen
Whiteboard: [country-in][mentor=hsteen][serversniff][sitewait] → [country-in][serversniff][sitewait]
This is fixed. Thanks Abdul!
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Product: Tech Evangelism → Web Compatibility
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