Debugging iOS Safari

2019-09-23

It took me a sadly long time to realize my new website wasn't working at all on iOS safari (likely not desktop either). That's one of the pitfalls with making it a single page app. I still think the tradeoffs are worth it though.

Anyway, I needed a way to debug it, since Safari Web Inspector relies on having a Mac, and I'm on linux. Turns out this isn't a new problem, and the folks at google have an excellent debugging tool that was easy for me to set up:

ios-webkit-debug-proxy.

Once I got the console working it became pretty obvious that the global config I had defined wasn't being seen inside my ES modules. Neither Firefox or Chrome have this behavior. Not sure what the standard says, but I was able to fix it by passing the config in to my components, which is a better practice anyway.

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