David Gerard says that he cannot get an 'edit' button for VisualEditor on his Samsung Galaxy Tablet 4 8.0, while using Wikipedia's desktop site in Firefox.
Retesting the bug just now:
I'm coming in from 18.104.22.168. Tablet is using the house wifi.
If I go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OOO logged in as User:David_Gerard:
- on laptop, I get tabs "Read | Edit source | Edit | View history | * | More" (where "Edit" is VE)
- on tablet, I get tabs "Read | Edit source | View history | * | More"
User-agent on laptop: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:38.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/38.0
User-agent on tablet: Mozilla/5.0 (Android; Tablet; rv:38.0) Gecko/38.0 Firefox/38.0
If I try to force the tablet to use VE with https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OOO?veaction=edit then it just displays the page, not bringing up any sort of edit window. If I go to that URL on the laptop, it brings up the VE.
Expected result: Firefox on the tablet should be able to handle everything FF on a PC does, I opted into VE and I should at least be able to force it on for testing.
Normal wikitext editing from the tablet in Firefox works fine.
I see the same thing on a Moto X running Android 5.0. When I bring up a desktop page in Chrome 43.0.2357.92, I get the "edit" link; when I do the same in Firefox 38.0.5, I only get "edit source".
Yep, works for me on this tablet running Chrome too; clunky (can't highlight text), but not infeasible and worth providing to people. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:David_Gerard/sandbox for results.
I suppose what I'm asking for is an option for "no really, even if you know VE won't work on this browser, I want to be able to switch it on because I like living dangerously. VE in IE6? WOW LOOK AT THAT!" Secondarily, whatever's disabling it in Firefox Android shouldn't be.
This is a bug with jQuery client:
Mozilla/5.0 (Android; Mobile; rv:13.0) Gecko/13.0 Firefox/13.0
should not match 'android' as the browser name as it has no version number, it should match firefox instead