Saturday, September 22, 2012
AJAX Web Apps In iOS 6 Are Sort Of Broken
I noticed some odd behavior in mobile Safari on iOS 6, and while I thought it to be just a minor quibble on my part, it turns out that it's actually something of a notable bug, now affecting web developers targeting the platform. The problem I noticed is that little, spinning loading indicator (or whatever you call it) at the top of mobile Safari which tells you when a site has finished loading all its parts. On some websites, that little guy just runs and runs, never completing, as if there's still more to load. Kind of annoying, right? Well, apparently, it's not just a little annoying to picky users like me - it's annoying developers too. It's related to a bug which impacts how websites function, and is causing some web apps to not work properly.