[meta] nginx servers in China are often using a list of User Agent strings identifying Firefox OS as a WAP browser

RESOLVED WONTFIX

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RESOLVED WONTFIX
5 years ago
a month ago

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(Reporter: karlcow, Unassigned)

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(Whiteboard: [country-cn] [lib])

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5 years ago
Email sent to Web Compatibility mailing list on April 17, 2014.
https://groups.google.com/forum/m/#!topic/mozilla.compatibility/8dbFQbrB_sg

so we have a couple of sites (example[1]) in China which are sending the text/vnd.wap.wml Content-Type to Firefox OS. I'm adding them  to the seeAlso list of the bug 941241, but I guess I should really open a separate bug about it with a dependency (THIS BUG). I think I have detected the pattern. The servers seem to always be a variant of nginx.

Server: nginx
Server: Tengine
Server: yy

Now what I want to try to figure out is that if there's a module or a configuration which is shared by Chinese Web Ops/Admins which is identifying Firefox OS to WAP.


For example, I have seen forums like this one with a suboptimal list. And it seems to be on many blogs. It might be the source of the issue.
http://www.nginx.cn/784.html
http://www.92csz.com/39/124.html
http://blog.slogra.com/post-116.html
http://www.keepbase.com/nginx-rewrite-www-to-wap


→ http --print hH GET  http://youyuan.com/ "User-Agent: Capitel" | grep Content-Type
Content-Type: text/vnd.wap.wml; charset=UTF-8

→ http --print hH GET  http://youyuan.com/ "User-Agent: kejian" | grep Content-Type
Content-Type: text/vnd.wap.wml; charset=UTF-8

→ http --print hH GET  http://youyuan.com/ "User-Agent: daixan" | grep Content-Type
Content-Type: text/vnd.wap.wml; charset=UTF-8

which are keywords in the list that we can find on the blog posts. I will happily write a blog post about it when… well… my server is back to live.

Maybe a way to fix this would be to work with Rachel Zhang (Mozilla Beijing) and YanFang Liu (Mozilla Beijing) to fix and advocate a better practice in Chinese.



[1]: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=957444
[2]: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=941241
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Summary: nginx servers in China are often using a list of User Agent strings identifying Firefox OS as a WAP browser → [meta] nginx servers in China are often using a list of User Agent strings identifying Firefox OS as a WAP browser
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Blocks: 1013777
Priority: -- → P5
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Comment 1

5 months ago
The Firefox OS project is not active anymore at Mozilla.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 months ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Component: Mobile → Mobile
Product: Tech Evangelism → Web Compatibility
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