User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.2b) Gecko/20021016 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.2b) Gecko/20021016 previous Mozilla did not have this problem, it's driving me crazy, google.com is only saved for individual session, not later ones Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. 2. 3.
Sounds like google is automatically redirecting you based on a cookie value (google.com does that if you have one of the "language" cookies that google sets).
Google also redirects based on Accept-Language (I believe). google.com (but not the internationals) has also recently started to force redirects to google.fr and google.de for legal reasons, based upon the source IP address of the request. However, it is possible to override that with a cookie, I believe, so this may still be a valid bug. Reporter, could you provide a more detailed set of steps to reproduce, starting from a blank default profile, please?. Note that an implicit first step might be 'be in France', so testing might be a little tricky.
An alternative approach to test if this is a Mozilla bug would be trying other browsers. Reporter, if you have other browsers installed, please try entering "www.google.com" there and see if you are also redirected. Then, this can not be a Mozilla bug, because google looks where you are and then takes you to the corresponding national site.
Being connected directly to the internet, google.com redirects me to google.de (I live in Germany and use a german internet access provider.) However, I just entered an open proxy (located in the USA) as my internet access under preferences. Now google.com does NOT redirect me. So, as assumed in comment #2, google.com does an automatical redirect based on the client IP and this is not a Mozilla bug IMO (->invalid). When it comes to the overriding cookie... I don't know the reporter has set one... I also do only know of one that sets the language used when google interacts with you. But that one does not affect the Top Level Domain you are redirected to. (I just had google.de using french language.)
resolving INVALID, per previous comments. this is not a mozilla bug - mozilla is just following google's redirect.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
The U.S. Google site seems to be the one site of theirs you can't "force" access to by typing the direct address instead of letting their redirect take you where they think you should go... they've registered google.us but it doesn't resolve. It would be more globally symmetrical for them to use google.us for the U.S. site and have google.com always redirect to the appropriate site (including .us) depending on where you are (or at least where they think you are).
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