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The desktop site is an entirely different site in many cases than the corresponding mobile website (not including responsive websites, of course). Because of this, "requesting" a desktop site requires loading a different set of dependencies/resources and a different version of the site you're currently on (this is particularly evident on Stack Exchange ...
Here is a solution : Make a backup of your iPhone to iTunes. Explore the backup. To do so, iExplorer is nice. If necessary, export the file History.plist and view it with TextWrangler.
This appears to be a bug in mobile Safari. I was able to replicate this bug using a demo iOS app. Full details are here: https://github.com/than/Mobile-Safari-Smart-Banner-Viewport-Bug Video of the bug in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEILZ9uyH4g
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