Tag Archives: mobile

Introducing webcompat.com

Web compatibility, that a site serve consistent and functional content to all Web clients, is an issue that affects the Web and with it the many companies that make products of and for the Web. The Web was founded and … Continue reading

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Building for Mobile Web Compatibility

Last Wednesday’s Open Web Open Mic event at the Mozilla Toronto office was really great. 50-60 people from the Mozilla Toronto community gathered to discuss their projects via a science fair and a series of lightening talks. I had a … Continue reading

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Help wanted: Firefox OS UA detection

Firefox for Android and Firefox OS, while based on the same Gecko platform, have one key difference with respect to compatibility: their user agent (UA) string. The difference between the UA strings for these two products is the inclusion of … Continue reading

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Mobile Web Compatibility Nov 9, 2012 – Video update, UA detection tools, Phony for B2G?

Video update I gave a short update about mobile Web compatibility during the Oct. 22, 2012, Mozilla project meeting. This update should bring you up-to-speed on the problem and the various initiatives that we have underway to tackle it. The … Continue reading

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Call for Help: Broken Site Deep Dive Investigation

Not too long ago we kicked off an analysis to answer the question, Does aliasing a subset of Webkit CSS properties in Gecko improve mobile Web compatibility? The preliminary results of our small study showed little improvement. The next step … Continue reading

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Come Test the Mobile Web! Tues Oct 23, 2012 – 12pm PT

To support our mobile Web compatibility evangelism efforts, we need to understand the top site issues. Come out tomorrow at 12pm PT to test the mobile Web and report issues. No experience necessary. We’ll help you get your test environment … Continue reading

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Mobile Web Compatibility Oct 19, 2012 – H.264, navigator.platform, Spade, Phony

Here’s what’s new in mobile Web compatibility this week. H.264 video playback Maire Reavy (media product manager) provided a list of video sites to test for video playback compatibility. Aaron Train has bucketed them as follows: H.264 video that’s working … Continue reading

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Mobile Web Compatibility Oct 12, 2012 – Issue Tracking, Brightcove H.264, Firefox OS UA Whitelist

Site testing and outreach Firefox mobile evangelism issues are currently tracked in the Firefox for Android -> Evangelism component in Bugzilla. However, there is another notable mobile Firefox platform: Firefox OS. In addition, there exists a Tech Evangelism product in … Continue reading

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Mobile Web Compatibility Oct 5, 2012 – MozCamp, User Agents, Microsoft.com, Google Images and Maps

For various reasons I did not blog about mobile Web compatibility updates in September. Here then, are some highlights of what’s new in mobile Web compatibility this past month. MozCamp Europe 2012, Warsaw Jason Smith and I presented Opening Up … Continue reading

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User Agent Discussions

There are several discussions currently taking place about various facets of the user agent (UA) in Firefox, Firefox for Android, and B2G. In case you missed them, here are links to the current discussions: Adding hardware tokens to the UA … Continue reading

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