Entering email address in the awsomebar forces site login attempt rather than search for email address

NEW
Unassigned

Status

()

defect
P2
normal
2 years ago
6 months ago

People

(Reporter: dholeman1, Unassigned)

Tracking

(Blocks 2 bugs)

56 Branch
Points:
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Dependency tree / graph

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Whiteboard: [fxsearch])

Reporter

Description

2 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:56.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/56.0
Build ID: 20171024165158

Steps to reproduce:

My browser has Search Shield Study 3.0.6 extension installed which apparently is a test of a unified address and search bar. Using the combined bar I want to search the web for a particular email address, for example my own - dholeman1@cox.net.


Actual results:

I get a dialog box with this message:

"You are about to log in to the site “cox.net” with the username “dholeman1”, but the website does not require authentication. This may be an attempt to trick you.

Is “cox.net” the site you want to visit"


Expected results:

It should have pulled up my default search engine with the results of a search for my email address. 

I think this bug may actually be a feature and, if so, presents a design dilemma for the combined search bar as to which function to perform, log into a website or search for the email address.

Updated

2 years ago
Component: Untriaged → Address Bar
it is a design dilemma indeed, the problem is that the string looks both like a url and an email. Though, we can probably distinguish the email case and do the right thing.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Priority: -- → P2
Whiteboard: [fxsearch]
Summary: Entering email address in combined awsomeness bar forces site login attempt rather than search for email address → Entering email address in the awsomebar forces site login attempt rather than search for email address
Blocks: 1425024
Duplicate of this bug: 1117747
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