Closed Bug 170287 Opened 18 years ago Closed 18 years ago

Domain Guessing: unusable

Categories

(Core :: DOM: Navigation, defect)

x86
Windows 2000
defect
Not set

Tracking

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VERIFIED DUPLICATE of bug 115539

People

(Reporter: neil, Assigned: adamlock)

Details

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-GB; rv:1.1) Gecko/20020826
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-GB; rv:1.1) Gecko/20020826

I have an internal URL http://lxdev/bblink.html for testing sites internal to my
LAN.
I have set the URL as a link.
Whenever I try to access it, the autocomplete makes it
http://www.lxdev.com/bblink.html.
I cannot see a simple way to stop this behaviour.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.See 'Details'
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Actual Results:  
See Details

Expected Results:  
Mozilla should have done nothing to the URL, especially as 'lxdev' is set as a
URL for which the proxy should be ignored.



In terms of usability, this seems to be a default behaviour.
Behaviours such as this should be switched off by default.

This looks like a classic case of trying to anticipate the average user's wishes.

There is no such thing as an 'average' user.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 147119 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
REOPEN: Lets get a full problem description first.
Are you using a proxy w/ a "no proxy" config? You made a comment that suggests that.

Also, if you type "nslookup lxdev", does that resolve?
Status: RESOLVED → UNCONFIRMED
Resolution: DUPLICATE → ---
This is probably fixup, not autocomplete
Assignee: hewitt → adamlock
Duping against 115539. There is a pref to disable this fixup (which will only be
triggered if the host address could not be found) but no UI. See the patch in
the bug for the pref value.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 115539 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 18 years ago18 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
I'm still wanting more user information. If there is a proxy, the fixup is not
local, it occurs because of the proxy server response (many proxies emulate our
fixup behavior with a redirect when they have a DNS hostname lookup error).
V:
Domain Guessing may have happened because DNS was configured wrong causing
hostname "lxdev" not to be found -or- DG had a phase were it pre-emptively
mapped "hostname" -> "wwww.hostname.com" (see bug 147119).
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
QA Contact: claudius → benc
Summary: Autocomplete unusable → Domain Guessing: unusable
Component: Location Bar → Embedding: Docshell
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