Autocomplete does not add URL text before typed search string



15 years ago
11 years ago


(Reporter: giskard22, Unassigned)


Windows 2000

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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 "" 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 "".

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
"". This is incorrect, because it is missing the "www.". It
should read "".

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 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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Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
Product: Core → SeaMonkey
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