Closed Bug 1643850 Opened 8 months ago Closed 2 months ago

Do not search for `www.<something>` strings

Categories

(Firefox :: Address Bar, defect, P2)

defect
Points:
2

Tracking

()

RESOLVED FIXED
85 Branch
Iteration:
85.1 - Nov 16 - Nov 29
Tracking Status
firefox79 --- wontfix
firefox85 --- fixed

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(Reporter: Gijs, Assigned: daisuke)

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It's a little surprising that for incomplete domains that are clearly domains because they start with www. (which, without much evidence, I hypothesize people still use frequently...), we now search. It would seem more natural to complete with .com or similar, rather than potentially expose history to the search engine.

(In reply to :Gijs (he/him) from comment #0)

It's a little surprising that for incomplete domains that are clearly domains because they start with www. (which, without much evidence, I hypothesize people still use frequently...), we now search. It would seem more natural to complete with .com or similar, rather than potentially expose history to the search engine.

If the domain is known we autofill, but if it's not known it's not trivial. I think it would be fine to add the "starts-with-www." heuristic and refuse to search, but also completing may not be trivial or expected (completing www.site to www.site.com may be wrong if site is an intranet host). I'd rather just visit and show a not found error page.

Severity: -- → S3
Priority: -- → P2
Points: --- → 2
Assignee: nobody → daisuke
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Iteration: --- → 85.1 - Nov 16 - Nov 29

Just to clarify, I think this can be fixed in uriFixup, if something starts with www. it should not do a keywordLooup.

I thought the same thing!
Thank you very much for your advice!

Pushed by dakatsuka.birchill@mozilla.com:
https://hg.mozilla.org/integration/autoland/rev/ef9cec5140c9
Handle 'www.<something>' as a URI. r=mak
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Closed: 2 months ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → 85 Branch
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