Open Bug 175634 Opened 17 years ago Updated 7 years ago

New Feature Request: Fix TLD typos in entered URL

Categories

(SeaMonkey :: Location Bar, enhancement)

enhancement
Not set

Tracking

(Not tracked)

REOPENED

People

(Reporter: offsky, Unassigned)

References

(Blocks 1 open bug)

Details

(Keywords: ux-error-prevention)

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en-US; rv:1.2b) Gecko/20021016
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; en-US; rv:1.2b) Gecko/20021016

I have clumbsy fingers.  Frequently when I am typing in a URL, I type '.con' or
'com' instead of '.com', but I press enter before I notice and then I get an
error.  I would be really nice if Mozilla could auto-correct certain common
typos. Mozilla could search for the typed in URL first, and if it cant connect
it could either pop up a window of suggested URLs, or if there is only 1
suggestion just go there.  

So, if I enter 'www.googlecom'. I would take me to 'www.google.com' once it
realized that I made a typo.  I'm sure I'm not the only person who does this.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Type "www.googlecom" into the URL area and hit enter.
2.
3.

Actual Results:  
An error pops up that says the website could not be found.  You have to click ok
before retyping your request.

Expected Results:  
Mozilla should recognize that "www.googlecom" is a typo and autocorrect it to
"www.google.com".
This feature request is already filed.... please search for the original bug and
mark this duplicate.
Whiteboard: DUPEME
Adding qawanted per comment 1.
Keywords: qawanted
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
OS: MacOS X → All
Hardware: Macintosh → All
Keywords: qawanted
*** Bug 312096 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I have written an extension to fulfill this feature request: http://efinke.com/url-fixer/ (and at https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/2871/
 once it is approved.)  It will correct most typos that are related to the TLD (specifically .com, .net, .org, .edu, .gov, and .mil), and you can set it to confirm before making the correction or to just correct automatically.
Duplicate of this bug: 366226
Summary: New Feature Request: Fix typos in entered URL → New Feature Request: Fix TLD typos in entered URL
Duplicate of this bug: 428122
Product: Core → SeaMonkey
Assignee: hewitt → nobody
QA Contact: claudius → location-bar
Blocks: 479922
Does this include typos in the protocol? Sometimes I mis-highlight when copy-pasting a url and end up with "ttp://" in the address bar.
This or another bug should definitely cover mispellings of any variation of "http://" "www" and TLDs
Nowadays anything can be a TLD including .con .googlecom .xxx. WONTFIX
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Do you really think ICANN would allow someone to register .con for the purpose of typosquatting?
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: WONTFIX → ---
As I understand, add-on from Comment 4 doing this job just fine, although it's address on AMO now https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/url-fixer/
I suppose, WONTFIX is valid resolution here then
Whiteboard: DUPEME → closeme WONTFIX 2012-08-01
Eh?  "An extension exists" is evidence in favor of a change, not a reason to reject it.
Whiteboard: closeme WONTFIX 2012-08-01
I'd say it's extension fodder myself.
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