Firebird should not automatically search for valid urls when you enter a one-unic-word URL

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 178123

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defect
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minor
RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 178123
16 years ago
16 years ago

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(Reporter: cemariz, Assigned: bugzilla)

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User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031225 Firebird/0.7
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031225 Firebird/0.7

When you write a one word URL that doen't exist, Firebird tries to find an
existing url by appending .com, .net, etc to the name.
That is, if you type http://localhost/ in the location bar and press enter in a
host that doesn't have a web server, you are directed to the site
http://www.localhost.net.au/

I think this behaviour is broken and should be disabled by default.
The expected behaviour should be to get an error because it's not possible
connect with the web server, and not to get directed to another page.

This might be even considered an security or privacity problem, because you get
connected to an unknown web site.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try http://localhost/ in a computer that doesn't have a running web server
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Actual Results:  
You get directed to http://www.localhost.net.au/

Expected Results:  
Mozilla shows an error, the connection to locahost was refused.
This is the expected behaviour.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 184433 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
V/dupe.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
QA Contact: benc
Status: VERIFIED → UNCONFIRMED
Resolution: DUPLICATE → ---

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 178123 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 16 years ago16 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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