Created attachment 8754819 [details] Crash log of the issue. Build: 57cc05c7 Device: IPhone 4S ( 8.4) Steps to reproduce: 1. Open a new tab in Firefox 2. Type @[. in the URL bar and tap go Actual results: - The application will crash.
Severity: normal → critical
Keywords: crash, reproducible
Please note that Mozilla's mobile browser does not and has never owned a gmail account.
Assignee: nobody → sleroux
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
After playing around a bit with this, it seems the main point of contention with the @[. url is the square bracket [. There is a great discussion in this SO post  talking specifically about the square brackets and other reserved characters and how they affect a URL being valid. Since this only occurs on iOS 8 and not 9, it would seem they've addressed this bug inside WebKit. As for a fix for Firefox, ideally we would treat this kind of input as a search instead of a URL but our current way of validating URLs by using NSURL says it's a valid URL. This falls into the area of validating URLs ourselves since square brackets are definitely acceptable in other parts of a URL. I don't think filtering URLs through a regex would be worth the potentially trouble to fix a bug on a low adoption iOS version. I would remove this from 5.0+ -> + unless there is a neat fix we can do to change this to return searches instead of URLs.  http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1547899/which-characters-make-a-url-invalid
Alternate steps to reproduce on IOS 9.x : 1. Go to Firefox for desktop and add some bookmarks 2. Edit one of the bookmarks on desktop by right click and entering properties 3. Type in the URL field [@. which will default to http://%5B@./ 4. Sync Firefox on desktop and mobile device 5. Go to the bookmark location on mobile device and scroll to the edited bookmark
Closing as we no longer support 8.x
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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