issues

browser navigation

  • Backwards navigation (using the browser history stack) has several issues.
    • note: The web standards community is working on improving the browser-history API, since many SPA's are running into the same issues.
  • Reloading complex-encoded URLs does not always work, due the mis-encoding of the URL parameters. This is a tricky issue, for which the causes which will need to be carefully studied, tested and fixed.

mobile browser compatibility and usability

  • Accessibility (including keyboard-access) should be assessed and improved where needed.
  • The Wikipedia-app needs a “Table of Content” system suited for mobile devices.
  • The Apple iOS mobile browser needs more UX testing & fixing.
  • Cold-startup time (upon first use) is quite slow - sometimes more than 10-20 seconds on low-bandwidth networks - and should probably be improved.