STEPS: type "ftp" or "ftp.DOMAIN.com" into URL bar. OBSERVED RESULTS If ftp is the hostname, then the scheme is assumed to be ftp. EXPECTED RESULTS In all other hostnames that happen to be schemese (gopher.tc.umn.edu), HTTP is assumed to be the scheme. -- Some ftp servers have HTTP interfaces now, like "http://ftp.mozilla.org". I know that some people have argued that one protocol is faster/more scalable than the other. I think I'm fine w/ this behavior for now, but I wanted to document it somewhere, I've reviewed FTP, and I queried URL bar.
I beleive it's a dupe.
ftp doesn't do the fixups; urlbar/dochshell does
-> defaults This is according to spec: http://www.mozilla.org/projects/ui/communicator/browser/search/ "typing in ftp.sitename.com go to that ftp site go to that ftp site"