Internet Keywords: localhost goes to http://www.localhost.net.au/

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 178123

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defect
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major
RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 178123
17 years ago
16 years ago

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(Reporter: keyoar, Assigned: bugzilla)

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User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030516
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4b) Gecko/20030516

http://localhost:8085 is a fully formed URL and Firebird should go to that
instead it does some sort of find and instead takes user to
http://www.localhost.net.au/

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to http://localhost:8085
2. Wait
3. You'll instead be taken to http://www.localhost.net.au/

Actual Results:  
Was taken to: http://www.localhost.net.au/

Expected Results:  
Should be displaying: http://localhost:8085
I wanted to clarify that this happens when there isn't a service running at the
specified port. So in the example I gave, Firebird goes to
http://www.localhost.net.au/ when there is no service running on port 8085,
instead of displaying some sort of error message.
This is probably caused by Feature 'Internet Keywords', which redirects you to
the first matching result found for "localhost" by google.

So as your DNS resolving fails because of the not running service on the
specified port Moz. Firebird uses the 'I'm feeling lucky" redirect to the first
page google finds. 
Since this feature is switched on by default (See also
http://www.mozilla.org/docs/end-user/internet-keywords.html) this bug should get
resolved "invalid".

You can disable this feature by setting preference "keyword.enabled" = FALSE
after typing about:config in the address bar!
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
In fact I found another bug, which deals with the problem of using 

http://

URIs as Internet Keywords. As I second the reporter's argumentation in bug
#95390 to NOT use URI starting with http:// as IK I'll reopen this one and mark
it as duplicate of bug #95390!
Status: RESOLVED → UNCONFIRMED
Resolution: INVALID → ---

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 95390 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 17 years ago17 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
mass-verifying
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
REOPEN:
IK+localhost is getting its own bug.
Status: VERIFIED → UNCONFIRMED
QA Contact: asa → benc
Resolution: DUPLICATE → ---
Summary: should go to the URL but instead does some sort of find and goes to http://www.localhost.net.au/ → Internet Keywords: localhost goes to http://www.localhost.net.au/

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 178123 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 17 years ago16 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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