Also sprach Ashar Voultoiz:
and we currently
cover up most desktop browsers (thanks brion).
According to our squids stats , most of Wikimedia mobile traffic
comes from the following browsers (sorted by popularity):
* Safari, Opera & Mozilla for mobile : they are probably mostly the same
as the desktop version. I have not found emulators for them.
Opera comes in two flavors for mobile devices: Opera Mini and Opera
Mobile. Opera Mobile is, indeed, close to the desktop version in the
Opera Mini runs these engines in server parks in the fixed network and
tranfers a binary representation to a small viewer on the device. We
currently process around 60 billion pages per month and Wikipedia is
typically in the top 10 lists in the top 20 countries we publish
In the test swarm link you sent, Opera 10 and 11 are listed, but
not Opera Mini (which is currently at version 6). Could it be that
your sniffer doesn't pick up Opera Mini users?
Here a sample UA string from a recent version of Opera Mini:
Opera/9.80 (Android; Opera Mini/6.24556/25.657; U; en) Presto/2.5.25 Version/10.54
And here's the Opera Mini emulator:
While Wikipedia remains popular with Opera Mini users, there is a
technical problem which limits the user experience. Wikipedia uses
requires a rountrip to the server (the Opera Mini server, that is)
which takes time and costs money. It would be better if articles were
unfolded by default for Opera Mini users.
We can also provide code to achieve folding/ufolding without server
roundtrips (this uses locally executed CSS extenstions instead of
Håkon Wium Lie CTO °þe®ª