To be more specific (I thought I had filed a bug about this but apparently it 
was lost in tabs half-written...): the single call to 
boardcastChannel.postMessage(...) is what kills Safari and Edge. I don't 
personally see the benefit of allowing those two to just die off for a single 
function call (wrapping it in a try allows them to work again) but the newer 
the feature we require the smaller the range of browsers we'll allow to work.

If the consensus is that Chrome is the new official client we should probably 
state that outright (gross). If not, we need to weigh the importance of any 
feature so new that it's only supported by 1-2 browsers. (And like Dan says, 
Chrome on iOS doesn't work either because it's the iOS webkit engine under the 
Chrome UI and syncing services.)

I guess I should get that bug written up finally.



Jason Boyer

Indiana State Library

315 W. Ohio St.

Indianapolis, IN 46202

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Subject: Re: [OPEN-ILS-GENERAL] Web Client on IOS

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I'll add this to the bug, but the underlying reason is that on iOS all browsers 
are forced to use the Safari browser's engine; this means that any of the 
standards-based enhancements that Firefox and Chrome bring to other platforms, 
such as Service Workers (used in the Web Staff Client for offline transaction 
support etc), won't work on iOS until Apple updates Safari to support those 
standards as well.

In short: to make the web staff client work on iOS in even a limited fashion, 
the Evergreen developers will have to add Safari to the supported web browser 
list. Requiring developers to have an iOS device to even start debugging this 
particular issue is a barrier for some of us.

On Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 10:19 AM, Tim Spindler 
<<>> wrote:
FYI, I just opened a bug on this.

On Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 10:08 AM, Jason Stephenson 
<<>> wrote:
On 01/29/2018 09:18 AM,<> wrote:
> Hi,
>    Has anyone had any luck getting the Web Client to work on an iOS
> device? I tried both the Firefox and Chrome apps. The menus appear, but
> no login is generated. Any insights would be appreciated.

The short answer is no. It's not working on an iPhone here.

When you go to the login page, it is pretty much blank. No box to enter
credentials. This is happening with Evergreen 3.0.3.

I recommend opening a bug on Launchpad.


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> Scott
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