Open Bug 1441561 Opened 3 years ago Updated 3 years ago

Address bar defaults back to wrong url on new input

Categories

(Firefox :: Address Bar, defect, P5)

58 Branch
defect

Tracking

()

Tracking Status
firefox58 --- affected
firefox59 --- affected
firefox60 --- affected

People

(Reporter: benjaminbyford, Unassigned)

References

Details

(Whiteboard: [fxsearch])

Attachments

(1 file)

Attached 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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