Android srcset bad craziness

Apparently a bunch of Android devices poop all over <img srcset>. I'm seeing nonsense in my logs where Android is trying to load the srcset as if it was src, e.g. from here it's doing:

GET /images/2017/inhuman-drywall1.jpg%20711w,%20https://www.jwz.org/images/scaled/640/2017/inhuman-drywall1.jpg%20640w,%20https://www.jwz.org/images/scaled/360/2017/inhuman-drywall1.jpg%20360w HTTP/1.1

The user agents look like

    "Dalvik/2.1.0 (Linux; U; Android 8.0.0; Pixel XL Build/OPR3.170623.008)"
and so on, with the version going down to 6.0.1.

But when I run an Android emulator, it has a more traditional user agent beginning with "Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 8.0.0".

What is that other crap? And how is it so broken?

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8 Responses:

  1. nmr says:

    Looks like it might be a WebView or similar, maybe in a newsreader

    • nmr says:

      Or maybe Samsung's browser, I take it all back I have no idea

    • Chad D Altenburg says:

      WebView. Where you need to create a WebChromeClient object in order to get more functionality out of JavaScript. Because creating a WebViewclient isn't sufficient enough!

      I know this doesn't answer the question though. I just wanted to look cool so that the next time I'm at the DNA Lounge, JWZ will tell me "It's nice to see that you've taken a break from writing useless responses on my blog."

  2. This is the sort of thing you would see from a non-browser program that makes HTTP requests.

  3. Steve Nordquist says:

    That other crap is a promise returned from a nifty modem juggler that considers itself a Java Bean and a lambda choocher. Why is dnetlambda.B never returning ART as its runtime, then pulling as though from mobile-optimized cache with don't care values? Mmm...REST A/B testing? Shadow DOM in ___ context pretends to be native, retro-native, etc. because brutal honesty on pieces' design date / don't blame a fully armed and operational Chrome?
    https://developers.google.com/web/updates/2017/09/abortable-fetch

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Island-Trense-Dalvik-/182644835900?var=&epid=1744376742&hash=item2a867b063c:m:msvJMYbvCudEyj9eYuzh7AQ
    Oh yeah that's your Icelandic Snaffle. You gotta like, think in German Horse Common of they don' act right.

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