Relative URL used when Absolute is needed




16 years ago
16 years ago


(Reporter: metreiya skaya, Assigned: neeti)


Windows 98

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16 years ago
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:0.9.5) Gecko/20011011
BuildID:    20001101117

Browser is having problems using relative URLS when navigating between various
sites, directing the user to the incorrect webpage. An intermittent problem.
Example, going from site 1 to site 2, expecting to arrive at index page for site
2, receiving index page for site 1 instead.

Reproducible: Sometimes

Steps to Reproduce:
1) create a simple html page to contain short cuts. 
2) Place on this page links for:

3) Make this html doc the start up page for mozilla.
4) open the link for
5) Click home
6) Open the link for
7) Observe that you arrive at

Bug is intermittent, but common on my machine, seen on various pages, where the
url you are going to does not display properly, but seems to be processed as if
it were located in the previous site. The browser should have gone to the index
page for instead of the index page for

Actual Results:  This happened when I opened Moz95 for the first time, and seems
reproducible with the sites in question, although not consistantly.

Expected Results:  The browser should have gone to the index page for instead of the index page for

I use a startup.htm that contains links for common items as a start up page for
all my browsers.

This was seen on a fresh install of Moz95, talkback edition. Previously
installed browsers on system include NS 4.78, NS 6.1, IE 5.5. All NS  easch
installed in separate folders.

Moz 94 was installed previously, but was removed because of this issue.

This bug also seen with other sites.

Also seen to a lesser degree in NS 6.1

Where the string was truncated, missing the H in http, even though the link was
verified as correct. Again, intermittent, and may be a site problem vs a browser
Reporter: Are you using a proxy ? (like junkbuster)

Comment 2

16 years ago
bug 38488?
Assignee: asa → neeti
Component: Browser-General → Networking
QA Contact: doronr → benc
Marking WFM 2001101909 on Win2k. 

Reporter: If you're not using Junk Buster, and this problem still occurs for
you, please reopen this bug. You may also want to try a more recent build:
(as always, be sure to delete your old Mozilla directory before installing the
new one)
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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