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Mobile Web Compatibility - 2013-05-06 Minutes

Tracked Actions

  • [lmandel] Create patch for UA overrides for Alexa top 100 site data for Hungary, Mexico, Montenegro, and Serbia
    • [lmandel] Site list created. Next is the patch.
  • [vishy & lmandel] Discuss use cases with David Bialer on carrier-specific use cases for Marketplace and linking to the web
  • [DONE] [lmandel] Send list of LinkedIn issues to jjensen
    • [lmandel] Seems the outstanding issues are the need to recognize B2G as mobile and restrict the Android app ad from showing on B2G.
  • [vishy] Send out a survey update once Gregg responds with data
  • [DONE] [lmandel] follow up with apps team about Twitter bug 855969
    • [lmandel] I spoke with Bill Walker about the general issue of ensuring that we don't request a change that breaks Fennec and about Twitter specifically. The apps team will speak with Twitter about making the required change.

Site Testing, Evangelism & Communication Status

  • Fixes
    • Fixed bug 789872 - Facebook mobile website: the delete comment button is permanently on the screen
    • Fixed bug 709742 on FF Android - Media file uploading on Facebook now works
    • LinkedIn mobile site in bug 755642 now working on FF Android
  • New Issues
    • bug 861504 very, very slow to load. Stock works fine.
    • bug 867403 Yahoo mobile site header transparent
    • bug 867854 Broken send button on Twitter on FF OS
    • bug 868048 CNET Videos does play on FxAndroid (Brightcove)
    • bug 868298 Unable to load image/video content when performing search

Gecko Specific Issues

  • Seems to still be a fair amount of fallout from the dynamic nav bar change in Firefox for Android (bug 716403)
  • YouTube video playback fixed on B2G (bug 865091) - lmandel suggested a mitigation strategy in bug 843334

Other Issues (tools, general, ...)

  • Blackberry joining us today
    • consistent messaging
    • tool built with phantom js - headless webkit
    • screenshot comparison, looks at source for specific issues (background size), validation
    • no functional tests - selenium is interesting but not foreseeable future
    • mobile helps in the UA but android or iphone are much more effective
    • changing 'touch' to 'kbd' caused 8% fallout from Alexa top 200 sites
  • explore the possibility of a regexp lib for standardizing UA sniffing.
  • how do you approach sites?
    • bd connections with at least top 50 Alexa
    • file bugs, forums, twitter