Opened 7 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#7289 closed defect (wontfix)

read.amazon.com doesn't work in TBB

Reported by: mikeperry Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: High Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tbb-usability-website, tbb-firefox-patch
Cc: g.koppen@… Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points:
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Description

Amazon made a Kindle HTML5 webapp! With enough throwaway accounts and gift cards, I might soon actually be able to read books again in a way that is consistent with my assortment of self-diagnosed mental disorders! Well, except for the one that I contracted from RMS that tells me I won't really own any Kindle books I buy because they can be taken from me at any time for any reason... But still, it's been so long since I've been able to read a book in private, I might actually be willing to rent the right to read if given the chance...

Philosophical objections aside, none of this really matters in a practical sense, because read.amazon.com tells me to "turn off Private Browsing Mode" in order to use it with TBB.

Tweaking random prefs makes this appear to be related to the fact that we disable DOM storage and/or offline storage. Re-enabling both of those things allows it to work again. Disabling offline storage seems to allow it to still work (at least well enough to redirect me to a login page), but the behavior is different.

We have #6564 for DOM storage. I'll also create a ticket for offline storage and cross-reference them here so we can make sure this site works.

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Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by mikeperry

Offline storage is #7290. This ticket will be for testing the whole thing with an actual Kindle account to make sure it works.

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by gk

Cc: g.koppen@… added

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by erinn

Keywords: tbb-firefox-patch added

comment:4 Changed 5 years ago by erinn

Component: Firefox Patch IssuesTor Browser
Owner: changed from mikeperry to tbb-team

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by bugzilla

Resolution: wontfix
Severity: Normal
Status: newclosed
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