Address bar defaults back to wrong url on new input

NEW
Unassigned

Status

()

defect
P5
normal
Last year
Last year

People

(Reporter: benjaminbyford, Unassigned)

Tracking

58 Branch
Points:
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Dependency tree / graph

Firefox Tracking Flags

(firefox58 affected, firefox59 affected, firefox60 affected)

Details

(Whiteboard: [fxsearch])

Attachments

(1 attachment)

Reporter

Description

Last year
Posted video ff-url-bar-fault.mov
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.13; rv:58.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/58.0
Build ID: 20180206200532

Steps to reproduce:

typed url address of previously visited page. The first time I visited this page I typed the wrong address, now it defaults to the wrong address (404) even when typing the correct url


Actual results:

I get the wrong page (defaulting to a page i didnt input)


Expected results:

taken me to the url verbatum
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.13; rv:58.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/58.0

I have tested this issue on Mac 10.13 and Windows 10 x64 with the latest Firefox release (58.0.2) and the latest Nightly (60.0a1-20180301223350) and managed to reproduce the issue.

After previously typing a wrong address such as the one from the provided video and visiting the page, when typing the corret address and pressing enter it defaults to the wrong address. 

Considering this I will move this to "Firefox: Address Bar" witch seems the most suitable component for this issue.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: Untriaged → Address Bar
Ever confirmed: true
this happens because autofill doesn't take into account 4xx errors, the page is still in history, and it has been typed. Likely bug 1239708 may help on the long term, but it won't probably fix this.
Depends on: 1239708
Priority: -- → P3
Whiteboard: [fxsearch]
Priority: P3 → P5
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