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    http://www.cokechase.com/index.html

    Videos don't load on windowsphone yet they work on iPhone! I thought IE was better than mobile safari!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdubmu View Post
    Coca-Cola: Who Gets the Coke?

    Videos don't load on windowsphone yet they work on iPhone! I thought IE was better than mobile safari!
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    Not sure what we supposed to see actually. It shows up on my 900. Sabotage the Badlanders / Sabotage the Cowboys. What are you seeing?
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    There is also a video. The video doesn't play on my 920, yet plays on iPhone 5,4s and 4 in my house. I just see a black box
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    Yeah, I'm using my Lumia 620 and all I can see is a black box...
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    Don't work on my nl920 either. Other sites I've noticed, Louis Vuitton and Chanel's pages don't work on IE, but iPhones make them work. (I'm not gay, it's just that I made my gf switch and it's one of the things she misses,that and insta-something, lol).
    I don't think it's the browser's fault. I think some web develoupers make their sites optimized for certain web kits. And the guys in charge of some sites haven't bothered to update it's coding to allow for a good Windows Phone experience/viewing.

    Of course this is my,very not technical understanding of the whole thing. It might be wrong... Probably is... Never mind, wait for someone else to reply :P
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    Maybe its the type of video? Some formats are probably not supported. At the moment, least.
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    This is a very bad thing, this is a core OS shortcoming. Not only are there an app gap, but a internet explorer short coming....
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    Wow man .. take it easy on IE. It actually really performs well. On my universities website which I always use my friend tried signing up for a course on their iPhone 4 and couldn't even see the list of the courses. Then my friend tried with his galaxy nexus..failed also and then I did it flawlessly on my lumia 920 ! It happens..it's just a website..not all phones can or should work the exact same way. Even desktop browsers behave differently depending on websites.
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    Neither my 8x or surface played the top video... but they played the ones underneath!
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    If I have to choose one single drawback from switching to WP after 5+ years of iOS, I would point at the browser. I stopped using IE as my browser over 10 years ago and even though MS has made efforts to improve it in recent years, it is still behind FF, Chrome, Safari and Opera.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paulsalame View Post
    Wow man .. take it easy on IE. It actually really performs well. On my universities website which I always use my friend tried signing up for a course on their iPhone 4 and couldn't even see the list of the courses. Then my friend tried with his galaxy nexus..failed also and then I did it flawlessly on my lumia 920 !
    This is likely due to your university website been developed using non-standard web technologies (i.e. MS centric). Check HTML 5 test results and you will see how IE lags behind all other browsers. The HTML5 test - How well does your browser support HTML5?
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    This has nothing to do with IE. The top video is Flash based. WP8 DOES NOT support Flash.

    Other videos on this page use HTML5 - that's why they work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by digaos View Post
    This is likely due to your university website been developed using non-standard web technologies (i.e. MS centric). Check HTML 5 test results and you will see how IE lags behind all other browsers. The HTML5 test - How well does your browser support HTML5?
    Benchmarks always have been and always will be next to useless in real world usage. What I particularly dislike about HTML5 tests in general is they do not test the pure specification, but instead include "experimental" features that are often spearheaded as WebKit-specific implementations. The anecdote you replied to is a fine example of why benchmarks don't matter nearly as much as you think they do - because in the real world, obscure HTML5 implementations hardly make a difference.

    IE can play HTML5 video, unless it's using WebM - which Safari does not support, either. If the website is improperly showing the (unsupported) Flash version over the HTML5 version, that is not due to IE's shortcomings, that is due to crappy web development. What hurts IE the most is the simple fact that it doesn't use WebKit - not because Trident is overwhelmingly inferior, but because web developers decide to arbitrarily target WebKit in name (not even due to functionality).
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    Didnt work om my Symbian Phone either (did it for lolz)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sergey Matvienko View Post
    This has nothing to do with IE. The top video is Flash based. WP8 DOES NOT support Flash.

    Other videos on this page use HTML5 - that's why they work.
    not true, before they picked the winner, there was a large black box, you could sabotage another group. IPhones don't support flash either yet they played.
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    Don't ya think maybe supporting webkit too would be a good idea? I mean if I have to pick up my iPad cuz my wp8 won't do it, then why keep wp8?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgraves4480 View Post
    Don't ya think maybe supporting webkit too would be a good idea? I mean if I have to pick up my iPad cuz my wp8 won't do it, then why keep wp8?
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    Don't blame your 920. You would notice that it does not work in IE Metro either...

    The website needs to update their shiznit.
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    I agree its not the device or IE its the site not supporting IE. Have any of you ever noticed sites looking like plain text versions of the site or not working on your WP device but work and look better on IOS and Android. I've noticed some sites having more functionality like swipe gestures and look more visually appealing when I use my IOS device, but having less functionality, dull looking, sometimes plain text pages, or being redirected to desktop versions of the site and not the mobile versions when I visit the same pages with my WP device.

    I wonder if sites are coded to support the browsers on Android and IOS and their features but then have dumbed down pages with limited or no functionality that the site defaults to when other mobile OS'es visit their site. Or they have pages that just don't work for other browsers because they mainly only care about supporting browsers on Android and IOS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jgraves4480 View Post
    Don't ya think maybe supporting webkit too would be a good idea? I mean if I have to pick up my iPad cuz my wp8 won't do it, then why keep wp8?
    'cause you'd look a little weird holding an iPad up to your head to make calls?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rdubmu View Post
    I thought IE was better than mobile safari!
    You thought wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ttsoldier View Post
    Don't blame your 920. You would notice that it does not work in IE Metro either...

    The website needs to update their shiznit.
    Website needs to update for a tiny single digit percentage of their visitors? Or Microsoft needs to do something about their browser being incompatible with the standards that 90% of the web uses for mobile?
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    this thread is hilarious
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    *shakes head*

    IE 10 and the IE in WP8 (not sure if it is based on 10) do support the majority of HTML5 standards that are as close to finalized as you can get. Webkit has a few more experimental ones, but, as a web developer, I can't blame MS for waiting for better defined standards.

    The Coke site, is more than likely without looking at the code, targeting IE8 when it detects IE. Thus, it serves you flash. More than likely, they aren't properly detecting the type of browser/device and serving proper content. I'm finding this common even with Windows 8 RT (GF's Surface). It's a developer/new platform issue. Not the platform itself, but that being new, and not hugely adopted, it hasn't been widely developed for.
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    So, is the general consensus that IE isn't using the latest and the greatest technology for mobile AND PC browsers?
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    We already have a thread where we can discuss our top 8 concerns and areas where WP8 needs improvement, this thread is closed.

    Your turn - 8 things that Microsoft needs to fix in Windows Phone 8 right now.

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