Mobile site does not automatically redirect to desktop version
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Description

This is something I could have sworn was reported previously, but I cannot find the bug for it.

Going to en.m.wikipedia.org from a desktop browser stays on the mobile site rather than redirecting back to the desktop version. This makes it extraordinarily inconvenient when somebody shares a mobile link and a desktop user follows it.

This also breaks the functionality in Google Chrome Mobile where you can check "Request desktop version".


Version: unspecified
Severity: normal

bzimport added a project: MobileFrontend-stable.Via ConduitNov 22 2014, 2:18 AM
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Parent5446 created this task.Via LegacyDec 13 2013, 12:10 AM
bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitDec 13 2013, 12:25 AM

bingle-admin wrote:

Prioritization and scheduling of this bug is tracked on Mingle card https://wikimedia.mingle.thoughtworks.com/projects/mobile/cards/1506

MaxSem added a comment.Via ConduitDec 13 2013, 1:06 AM

This is intended behavior - if you've accidentally ended up on mobile site, there's always a link back to desktop. However, mobile site is not restricted to mobile devices and there are even some people who prefer to use it from their PCs.

Jdlrobson added a comment.Via ConduitDec 18 2013, 5:10 PM
  • Bug 49653 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Krenair added a comment.Via ConduitDec 25 2013, 5:11 PM

(In reply to comment #2)

However, mobile site is not restricted
to mobile devices and there are even some people who prefer to use it from
their PCs.

I would think there are far more people who hate clicking links on sites like Reddit only to realise it's a mobile link.

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