There is also a problem watching videos with Safari without Flash, even although the website supports showing videos in html5 format.
Without a useragent switch button, Safari on Desktop is totally useless for video content without Flash.
I only voted no because it’s not Apple doing this. They have no control over it nor any responsibility to fix any “problem”.
Demand the websites with which you’re having this problem NOT redirect to a mobile version for the browser strings associated with iOS devices. That’s it; that’s all you need to do.
No, I do not agree. The browser is a translation tool. The translation tool needs to know multiple languages. You can not wait for the web to speak one language.
Right now Safari for desktop does not work without Flash for video content, but Safari for iOS does.
I agree with TS's premise ... however...
It would be much easier for Apple to put the "switch" in it's Safari prefs than convincing 62,493 different website designers to re-work their html.
There’s no “switch”. There’s no capability for a “switch”. It can’t exist. That’s why it’s not Apple’s problem.
What are you drinking??
You are just stubborn
It IS possible ... there are 3rd party browsers (for iOS) that have this functionality. It a software setting that causes the browser to identify itself as a desktop version.
No, TS... it's not a physical switch, it's a setting within the software ... for individual browsers... but Apple could, as easily, have a setting to give the same ability to Safari.
If you mean Safari for OSX... well... sure it works without Flash. Install "Click-2-Flash"... it forces websites to load the HTML5 (h264) version of videos instead of the Falsh (flv) version... (granted, there are still a few hold-outs that refuse to offer alternative formats, but they are few and getting fewer.)
(The sites could also make HTML5 the default instead of Flash ... then you wouldn't need "Click-2-Flash" to force it.)
While it's NOT Apple's problem... the "switch" CAN exist (and DOES in other browsers).
In no way did I claim it was a physical switch. It’s changing a browser string, which Apple shouldn’t have to do. It’s a misrepresentation of products in use.