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slashdot pages blank in browser [released]

Tracked by Jolla (In release)

asked 2017-05-21 17:03:27 +0300

DaveRo gravatar image

updated 2017-07-24 15:42:55 +0300

Stories in Tidings RSS reader can be opened in the browser. Slashdot stories have page links such as


These display a blank screen. I think this is new - but I'm not certain.

They are also blank in the Tidings webview. Do they display in other browsers on Jolla? (I don't have any others installed.)

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The question has been closed for the following reason "released in a software update" by DaveRo
close date 2017-11-02 19:53:47.959707



The entire website of slashdot is unloadable, by Sailfish Browser goes berserk, constantly trying to reload the page and never succeeding, all the while with a nice bright white rectangle to burn out your retinas!.....I don't use any other browsers on my device, I do most of my surfing on my laptop.

Spam Hunter ( 2017-05-21 17:31:50 +0300 )edit

I noticed the blank Slashdot pages in the last week. Seems to have started with a Slashdot update -- possibly the launch of a mobile version. Previously the desktop version loaded successfully in the Sailfish browser on my Jolla 1. Mobile Slashdot does display in Chrome on the same device.

philomite ( 2017-05-21 18:48:44 +0300 )edit

The URL of the non-mobile site is without the m. Unfortunately slashdot seems to sniff the UAS, or the viewport size, and serve the mobile version. The browser needs a 'request desktop site' option like Firefox.

The mobile version works in Fx for iOS on wife's iPad. So this looks like a bug in the browser to me.

DaveRo ( 2017-05-21 19:09:24 +0300 )edit

This was a user-agent issue back then when fixing. Added a small note to the https://sailfishos.org/wiki/Sailfish_OS_Cheat_Sheet#Debugging_User-Agent_problems regarding this kind of issue if there are people who'd like to contribute.

rainemak ( 2019-05-06 11:19:48 +0300 )edit

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answered 2017-11-01 19:51:13 +0300

DaveRo gravatar image

Appears to be fixed in on Jolla C.


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Works with on Xperia X and Jolla 1, wasn't working before the last update on Jolla 1

donaggio ( 2017-11-02 11:24:25 +0300 )edit


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