[browser] error loading huffpost.com

Bug #1223937 reported by Lina Pio on 2013-09-11
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu UX
Lina Pio
Fix Released
Adnane Belmadiaf
webbrowser-app (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Current situation
When visiting some sites a data network error comes up. One such site that this happens with is www.huffpost.com - but loading another site comes up very easily. So network error is not the issue.

Desired solution
www.huffpost.com loads when pointed to in URL

Related branches

Lina Pio (linapio) on 2013-09-11
Changed in webbrowser-app:
assignee: nobody → Olivier Tilloy (osomon)
Lina Pio (linapio) on 2013-09-11
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
assignee: nobody → Lina Pio (linapio)
importance: Undecided → Critical
status: New → Fix Committed
Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :

I’ve just spent a few minutes browsing http://www.huffpost.com without any network errors.
Is this reliably reproducible?

Bill Filler (bfiller) wrote :

I can confirm. Sometimes the main page loads, sometimes it does not. Same with clicking on links. I believe this is a result of the user-agent string. We need to experiment with different overrides here to see what fixes the problem.

summary: - [browser] Some websites never load
+ [browser] error loading huffpost.com
Changed in webbrowser-app:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in webbrowser-app:
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing
Adnane Belmadiaf (daker) on 2013-11-16
Changed in webbrowser-app:
assignee: Olivier Tilloy (osomon) → Adnane Belmadiaf (daker)
Adnane Belmadiaf (daker) on 2013-11-16
tags: added: ua-override
PS Jenkins bot (ps-jenkins) wrote :

Fix committed into lp:webbrowser-app at revision 415, scheduled for release in webbrowser-app, milestone ubuntu-13.04-month-5

Changed in webbrowser-app:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package webbrowser-app - 0.23+14.04.20140115.1-0ubuntu1

webbrowser-app (0.23+14.04.20140115.1-0ubuntu1) trusty; urgency=medium

  [ Olivier Tilloy ]
  * Bump version to 0.23 in preparation for the next major release.
  * Split the app into two executables: webbrowser-app and webapp-
  * Cleaner workaround for bug #1248620. Thanks Thomi for the
    suggestion!. (LP: #1248620)
  * Update the link to the list of overrides for B2G.
  * Add ignore rules for generated ninja files.
  * Use the local test server everywhere instead of writing temporary
    html pages on disk.
  * Fix FTBFS with Qt 5.2. (LP: #1258038)
  * Ensure the test server is up and responding before starting the
    tests, and use standard logging everywhere.
  * Re-execute web application in the dedicated container (compatibility
    mode for legacy webapps).

  [ Omer Akram ]
  * move the close button of the running activity to the left.

  [ Alexandre Abreu ]
  * Further separate the two webbrowser-app & webapp-container projects.
    (LP: #1246935)
  * Restrict url webapps pattern replacement depending on which part is
    being affected. (LP: #1240685)
  * Fix back forward hud actions.

  [ daker ]
  * Fix for uppercase urls. (LP: #1244329)
  * Fixed UA string for huffpost.com. (LP: #1223937)

  [ Timo Jyrinki ]
  * libqt5v8-5-private-dev will be dropped from Qt 5.2. qtdeclarate-
    private-dev 5.0.2 now depends on it until then.

  [ Adnane Belmadiaf ]
  * Change the default homepage to start.ubuntu.com. (LP: #1250995)
  * Fixed UA string for huffpost.com. (LP: #1223937)

  [ David Barth ]
  * Make sure we are redirected to the mobile version automatically, by
    presenting a mobile user-agent string on the /whole/ youtube domain
    (not just m.youtube.com). The string is also changed to the simpler
    ua string used for facebook.com. It gives the same UI, but avoids
    being seen as an Apple browser, which itself prevents rtsp/3gp
    content to be served to our browser. We (barely) support html5 video
  * Re-execute web application in the dedicated container (compatibility
    mode for legacy webapps).

  [ Ubuntu daily release ]
  * Automatic snapshot from revision 435
 -- Ubuntu daily release <email address hidden> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 19:37:19 +0000

Changed in webbrowser-app (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Olivier Tilloy (osomon) on 2014-01-24
Changed in webbrowser-app:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
John Lea (johnlea) on 2014-07-17
Changed in ubuntu-ux:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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