Use https if it is part of bookmark, even when accessing via address bar

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

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Firefox
Address Bar
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
a year ago
a year ago

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(Reporter: rabel, Unassigned)

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Description

a year ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:45.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/45.0
Build ID: 20170210223443

Steps to reproduce:

Open website with https, that does not have an automatic redirect to https, and does not have a http version. (p.e. you have a site https://something.com , there is no http://something.com and there is no automatic redirect from http://something.com to https://something.com . So you have to type in the correct https:// address.)

Bookmark this site.

Delete browser cache and history.

Type in first few letters of website in address bar. Since it is bookmarked, you can choose it in the dropdown. Choose the website and klick enter.


Actual results:

Firefox attempts to open the http version of the website, which won't work.


Expected results:

Firefox should attempt to open the https version of the website. Behaviour should be the same as if i would click on the bookmark directly.

Updated

a year ago
Component: Activity Streams: General → Location Bar
(In reply to rabel from comment #0)
> Type in first few letters of website in address bar. Since it is bookmarked,
> you can choose it in the dropdown. Choose the website and klick enter.

This can only happen if you typed the http version, but never typed the https version. That from your bug description seems unlikely. Please provide more details, it would be nice if you could try to reproduce the bug using a new clean profile of Firefox, and post detailed steps you used for that.
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Comment 2

a year ago
(In reply to Marco Bonardo [::mak] from comment #1)
> (In reply to rabel from comment #0)
> > Type in first few letters of website in address bar. Since it is bookmarked,
> > you can choose it in the dropdown. Choose the website and klick enter.
> 
> This can only happen if you typed the http version, but never typed the
> https version. That from your bug description seems unlikely. Please provide
> more details, it would be nice if you could try to reproduce the bug using a
> new clean profile of Firefox, and post detailed steps you used for that.

I tried with a new clean profile: I cannot reproduce the bug there.

I am not sure if you still need more detailed steps.

What does that mean now for me? Is the profile broken? How can I fix it?


Thanks for your help
  David
2 things to try:
1. type once the https version in the location bar and confirm it
2. search for the page in history and select Forget about this site

do these help?
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Comment 4

a year ago
(In reply to Marco Bonardo [::mak] from comment #3)
> do these help?

No, unfortunately not.
In the locationbar entry that you are selecting, do you see http or https?
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Comment 6

a year ago
Nor. Just the part after http(s):// 

I start typing example-page.com , and it also shows only example-page.com without http or https.
ok, then that's an autofill entry (it's the first row in the locationbar right?)
autofill respects the TYPED attribute at this time, so comment 3 should have helped.

But I now notice you are on Firefox 45? Is that correct? It's possible that version has some bug that we fixed in the meanwhile... 
If you're on the ESR channel, Firefox 52 should just have been released: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/52.0esr/releasenotes/
It may be worth checking if a newer version solves the problem with the suggested steps.
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Comment 8

a year ago
(In reply to Marco Bonardo [::mak] from comment #7)
> ok, then that's an autofill entry (it's the first row in the locationbar
> right?)

Yes.


> But I now notice you are on Firefox 45? Is that correct? 

That's correct.


> It may be worth checking if a newer version solves the problem with the
> suggested steps.

In general that's true. But since this is my work laptop, I'd rather stick with the version of my software distribution (using Debian Testing).

Thanks for your help!

David

Comment 9

a year ago
Bug 1322747, Bug 902582.
I think we can't do much here until the bug is confirmed to exist in the most recent Firefox version, sincw we can't fix already released versions.
could be related/dupe of bug 1348910.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: a year ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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