I'm trying to visit pages like http://irclog.perlgeek.de/crimsonfu/2012-12-01 on my HTC MyTouch 4G running Android 2.2.1 (WebKit 3.1) but I can't read them. The text is visible for a moment until the browser has finished loading and then disappears as demonstrated in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TriSozFkA-Y

This is very strange behavior to me because the page looks fine on an LG Optimus V also running Android 2.2.1.

On a site I control running the same server software (ilbot), I've found that I can fix the problem by disabling jquery as I reported to the developer at http://irclog.perlgeek.de/ilbot/2012-12-02#i_6204076

This is only a solution for sites I control, however, so I'm wondering what the fix might be. Any clues or reports of being able to reproduce the problem would be very helpful.


It seems that the WebKit bundled with HTC sense does not support jQuery properly, which is what is causing this error.

The fix would be to install a non-webkit custom browser, such as Firefox or Opera.

  • Excellent suggestion! Thanks! I should have mentioned in my question that I had installed Dolphin, but I should have tried a non-WebKit browser, such as Firefox. I just visited irclog.perlgeek.de/crimsonfu/2012-12-01 in Firefox and the page renders fine. I upvoted your answer, but I didn't accept it because I'm still wondering what the problem is with the native browser, which uses WebKit 3.1 Dec 2 '12 at 15:21
  • Most likely HTC managed to disable full jQuery support in their sense version of the Android WebKit
    – Liam W
    Dec 2 '12 at 15:26

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