Friday, August 05, 2011

Complexity Is the Enemy

From my Android phone, when I click on a NYT link sent to me via email, I eventually get a "Page Not Found" response. Pretty sure this is what is happening:
  1. Clicking link invokes the mobile browser.
  2. Mobile browser fires up, proceeds to try to open (standard) NYT site (nyt.com).
  3. NYT site sees access is from a mobile devices, and automatically substitutes their mobile site (m.nyt.com).
  4. The link is different, so the result is instant linkrot-type breakage.

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