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iPad 7.1.2 browser crashing ...

By jobeard
Oct 12, 2015
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  1. Mobile device UA
    Code:
       Mozilla/5.0 (iPad; CPU OS 7_1_2 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/537.51.2 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/7.0 Mobile/11D257 Safari/9537.53
    
    Note: that's Safari

    Last useful URL
    http://www.techspot.com/community/find-new/37589153/posts

    Fails on URL
    menu:: Forums touch
    trying to get the old drop-down:: Most Recent Topics
    but browser crashes

    Chrome on iPad
    Code:
    Mozilla/5.0 (iPad; CPU OS 7_1_2 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/537.51.2 (KHTML, like Gecko) CriOS/45.0.2454.89 Mobile/11D257 Safari/9537.53
    http://www.techspot.com/community/find-new/37589153/posts
    menu:: Forums touch
    Most Recent Topics
    pick anything=>full display
    return using menu:: Forums touch
    but browser crashes
     
  2. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,059   +645

    But why old Safari? My old iPad is running iOS 9 and Safari browser 9. No crashes.
     
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 9,322   +622

    Very likely, but just like we still see Win98se, Vista, XP, Win8/9./10, the same is true for Apple products. The Desktop OS X 10.{4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11}* are still viable and the iOS {7,8,9}.* are too. I'm happy with the 7.1.2 reliability and it saves lots of storage space.

    You may have heard; "If it ain't broke, don't fixit" :grin:
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2015
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 9,322   +622

    Btw: The 3rd party browser "Atomic Web" running in Privacy mode, UA string:
    Code:
    Mozilla/5.0 (iPad; U; CPU OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3
    
    runs just fine on 7.1.2 accessing the paths originally shown above
     
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 9,322   +622

    One more factoid: the iPhone UA:
    Code:
    Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 7_1_2 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/537.51.2 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/7.0 Mobile/11D257 Safari/9537.53
    crashes on the iPhone too, like also associated with OS 7_1_2
     
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 9,322   +622

    Hope you can take this in the spirit it is intended and not take it personally.
    Try very hard to "not care" about any versioning. Instead spoof the UA to determine as little as possible:
    • Host {Mac, Linux, Windows} ... need this for javascript variations
    • Device {Desktop, Tablet, Phone, (Kiosk?) } ... presentation controls
    • Browser {Chrome, Edge, IE, Firefox, Opera, Safari} ... browser quirks
    I would guess that running iOS 7.1.2 and having
    Atomic Web succeed while Safari fails
    is an example that some defaulted if then else is working wonderfully

    Principle: KISS and Less is More
     

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