Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 5th Jan 2013 14:53 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y And so this situation is starting to get ridiculous - and consumers are, as usual, caught in the middle of it all. Google has just blocked Windows Phone devices from accessing Google Maps on their phones. In addition, it also seems Windows Phone users are now restricted to the basic HTML version of the mobile GMail website. While understandable from a defensive perspective - Microsoft's extortion scheme targeting Android device makers and all that - it's still a massive dick move that only hurts consumers. Update: the media attention has worked - Google is backpedalling, and will remove the redirect. "We periodically test Google Maps compatibility with mobile browsers to make sure we deliver the best experience for those users. In our last test, IE mobile still did not offer a good maps experience with no ability to pan or zoom and perform basic map functionality. As a result, we chose to continue to redirect IE mobile users to where they could at least make local searches. The Firefox mobile browser did offer a somewhat better user experience and that’s why there is no redirect for those users. Recent improvements to IE mobile and Google Maps now deliver a better experience and we are currently working to remove the redirect. We will continue to test Google Maps compatibility with other mobile browsers to ensure the best possible experience for users."
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That is why we now have:

-moz-border-radius, etc.

It isn't perfect, but is an improvement.

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lucas_maximus Member since:

Actually it is counter productive, I don't think that those attributes should be available unless you run the browser in developer mode.

Web developers are lazy and -webkit extensions have pretty much broken the web, especially on mobile.

I am sure you will go "oh well IE is free to implement their own version of webkit" ... well that is the same as Asking Opera or Firefox to change their rendering to webkit.

Edited 2013-01-09 22:42 UTC

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Lennie Member since:

I'm sorry, I don't think it has anything to do with the method.

The problem is the webdevelopers, they should build stuff which 'degrades'. If you do that, some features will not be enabled, but things don't break.

But you should first understand why it exists and how it is supposed to be used: 23:13

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