Autocomplete does not add URL text before typed search string

RESOLVED EXPIRED

Status

RESOLVED EXPIRED
15 years ago
11 years ago

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(Reporter: giskard22, Unassigned)

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x86
Windows 2000

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Description

15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7b) Gecko/20040316
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7b) Gecko/20040316

The autocomplete feature does not properly put the entire contents of a URL into
the location bar, specifically any part of the URL that comes *before* what the
user typed.


Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
Example: the URL "http://www.website.com/" is in the History.

The user types "websi" into the Location Bar. Autocomplete shows the remainder
of the URL, so the Location Bar now contains "website.com/".

The user presses Enter. Assuming the web server accepts a cropped URL like that
(not all do), once the page loads the Location Bar will contain
"http://website.com/". This is incorrect, because it is missing the "www.". It
should read "http://www.website.com/".




Other browsers handle this situation in a variety of ways. On IE for Win, typing
only "websi" does not actually trigger the autocomplete feature because
technically you aren't typing the same URL. IE does a full text search through
the history though, so www.website.com would appear in the search results
drop-down below the Location Bar. Safari for MacOS X does exactly what I think
Mozilla should be doing as I've described above. ;-)
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Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
Product: Core → SeaMonkey
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