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Description

When I try to access http://m.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki, I intermittently get a completely white screen. If I refresh a few times, it'll sometimes load. It seems to be more commonly not loading than loading.

I'm using an iPhone 5 with iOS 6.1.4 and private browsing enabled. I tested with a friend's phone (iPhone 4 of some kind) and had the same issue. Not sure how to diagnose the issue from my phone.


Version: unspecified
Severity: critical
URL: http://m.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki

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Reference
bz53941

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Prioritization and scheduling of this bug is tracked on Mingle card https://mingle.corp.wikimedia.org/projects/mobile/cards/1189

I can reproduce this too. iOS 6.1 (jailbroken), iPhone 4S using Safari without private browsing enabled.

I tried refreshing around 10 times and never got it to load.

I tried accessing http://m.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:Legoktm, which worked the first time and then any subsequent refreshing loaded a blank page. Same thing on http://m.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:MZMcBride.

brion added a comment.Sep 9 2013, 2:16 PM

Poking in Firefox on desktop, sometimes it seems to hang with a white screen and stuck loading from bits.wikimedia.org...

Here's the source I see for the page, just this:

<script src="//bits.wikimedia.org/www.mediawiki.org/load.php?debug=false&amp;lang=en&amp;modules=mediawiki.cldr%2CjqueryMsg%2Clanguage%7Cmediawiki.language.data%2Cinit%7Cmediawiki.libs.pluralruleparser%7Cmobile.head%2Cstable%2Cstartup%7Cmobile.stable.common%2Cplumbing%2Cstyles%7Cmobile.toast.styles&amp;skin=vector&amp;version=20130909T141121Z&amp;*"></script>

Is this only MediaWiki.CSS and did it only surface Friday? If so I have a theory involving some js added to mobile.js for the privacy policy on that day...

*is this only MediaWiki.org

I'm only hitting this issue on mediawiki.org. I noticed the issue on Saturday, September 7, I believe.

This was most probably caused by bug 50746.