Copy and Paste don't work on some websites???
I was just checking the CNN mobile site and tried to copy an article to my e mail but it did not work, nothing happens when I tap the paragraph... if I understood right we might be able to copy any text in safari.....any inputs???
- 06-19-2009, 08:03 PM #2
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Its not just copy/paste thats broken on CNN, you also can't pinch or spread to zoom.
CNN detects the iPhone, and redirects you to m.cnn.com rather than www.cnn.com Its done intentionally on their end.
If you scroll down to the bottom of most pages, you will see a link to "Regular Site". Select that, and it will load slooooow but it will allow copy/paste and zoom.
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- 06-20-2009, 08:37 AM #9
In my experience, mobile versions of most sites suck! The iPhone can render the true internet so I say there is no need to lead it to the mobile version. And get this - some sites don't even give you the option to view the normal site! It defaults to the mobile version and you're stuck.
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- 06-20-2009, 01:58 PM #13iPhone Intermediate
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I wouldn't say it is CNN's fault; I think all the "mobile" sites act like this. I personally don't like them choosing for me to go to mobile. Everytime that happens I go an delete my cache, history and temp, so I can get back to the regular site, but it usually goes back to the mobile after awhile. The sites that have a link to back to the original are better, but most don't have the link.
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- 08-17-2009, 09:23 PM #16iPhone Nanite
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It's the CSS
I've found it's the CSS stylesheets in the mobile version of cnn that is disabling the copy/paste. I don't know if it's intentional or just some other interaction.
Try creating a bookmark with this as the url.
1. Create a bookmark for page you are on (give it name 'remove css')
2. Edit the bookmark and replace the address with this (email to yourself so you can copy/paste it)
The format will change and you can copy/paste.
- 08-17-2009, 10:01 PM #17
The cnn "mobile" site isn't just a mobile website. It's an iPhone site. I like the iPhone/mobile site mostly because it loads much faster, links are big for touching, and no zooming/pinching as text is already formatted. If you scroll down the bottom of any page on the iPhone site there is a link to the full site. Copy/paste works on the full site for me.
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