keyword feature shouldn't trigger if "http://" was included

VERIFIED DUPLICATE of bug 263213

Status

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defect
VERIFIED DUPLICATE of bug 263213
16 years ago
14 years ago

People

(Reporter: swang, Assigned: bugs)

Tracking

unspecified
x86
All
Points:
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Dependency tree / graph
Bug Flags:
blocking-aviary1.5 -

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

User-Agent:       
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040206 Firefox/0.8

I like the fact that if type a few words in teh address bar Firebat will google
for the words

howerver, I think that if you put in http://word or http://word:8080

it shouldn't google it cause you explicity use http://

this is espically annoying as I have the word jennings in my hosts file for a
certain IP address

I connect to tomcat on that machine with http://jennings:8080

but if the tomcat is down, then it googles the word jennings and takes me to a
page www.waylon.com



Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. http://anyword
Actual Results:  
takes me to this page

http://www.superlinksoftware.com/cgi-bin/jugwiki.pl?AnyWord



Expected Results:  
since I explicity state http://anyword

it should tell me no such domain exists or whatever.. espically if I have
anyword mapped to a ip in my hosts file and go http://anyword:8080 and no server
is listening on 8080 (cuase it crashed)
Summary: auto google search for pages → keyword feature shouldn't trigger if "http://" was included
can we add any https:// as well? in general 

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 184433 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
REOPEN: incorrect dupe.
Status: RESOLVED → UNCONFIRMED
QA Contact: davidpjames → benc
Resolution: DUPLICATE → ---
I think that when Firefox cannot find the page, it does the google search...I
may be wrong though.
Adding myself to the CC for this bug
It's especially bad when the entry into the location bar is:

http://http//

The result is the Microsoft homepage.

This occurs primarily due to opening a badly formatted link, ie:

http://http//www.uppsala.dk/serieanalys

So the website is really the one at fault here, but the results are not good for
Firefox.
Sounds like a bug to me...Confirming!
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
This bug is enjoying press coverage (http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=20046)
and might further enjoy a swift resolution...
Depends on: 95390
OS: Windows XP → All
This feature should *also* have a pref. to turn it on and off!  Mozilla has (or
had?) one... why not Firefox?

Perhaps that should be a different bug, but... ick.
You mean pref UI? The backend pref (keyword.enable?) should work in firefox.
(In reply to comment #10)
> You mean pref UI? The backend pref (keyword.enable?) should work in firefox.

The backend pref works but - why not something in the Preferences window?  I
would think that this would be something that people would want to change, and
the majority of Firefox/Mozilla users don't know about the backend system (and
wouldn't want to screw with it if they did).

It's a geek vs. Joe User question.
Try to type http://http://mozilla.org in the adress bar, and you are redirected
to microsoft.com!!
I don't think that you guys should let this bug pass the 1.1 release of Firefox.
Flags: blocking-aviary1.1+
blocking+/- flags should be set by drivers only. you may nominate for blocking+ with blocking? (after reviewing of the blockers lists to gauge relative importance, naturally)
Flags: blocking-aviary1.1+ → blocking-aviary1.1?
Entering just 'http' in the navigation bar, or http://http<anything> takes you
to Micro$soft's home page.   There can't be a worse, or more disgusting, bug!

It also appears that MS bribed Google to direct a search on 'http' to their home
page as well, presumably that's what get's triggered by the malformed URL bug.

This *really* needs fixing! 
Flags: blocking-aviary1.1? → blocking-aviary1.1-
This appears to be a dup of bug # 85999.
*** Bug 85999 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 313408 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 263213 ***
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 15 years ago14 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
V/dupe.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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