View Full Site — The Worst Anti-Pattern

This post from Jordan Moore isn't new, but is relevant in the wake of Mobile Safari's "Request Desktop Site" feature coming in iOS 8 (this feature already exists in Chrome on iOS and Android). I'd add an anecdotal observation: users don't just look for the full site link when the mobile site is bad, they do it because they assume the mobile site will be bad, from painful experience. Anyway, it seems like there ought to be a meta tag or something we can add to a page's markup to tell browsers "this is the full site", otherwise users will be pressing this button and having nothing happen.

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