Firefox 1.0 bookmarks contains a bookmark for the Firefox Start Page. The link used is: http://start.mozilla.org/firefox/ This redirects to <http://www.google.com/firefox/>. However, the slash at the end causes the link to misfire, and Google responds with a Page Not Found error. We need to add a redirect on m.o for this so that this: http://start.mozilla.org/firefox/ ...redirects to this (note the lack of ending slash): http://www.google.com/firefox Ccing the webmaster dummy owner so people watching it know about this...it should be easily fixable by either the cheap way (.htaccess) or the more difficult way (lower-level hacking by someone at the Mozilla Foundation).
This is a google bug, but fairly important because we have default bookmarks pointing here.
I would fix this but I'm not sure how to change a start.m.o redirect. If it was just a normal www.m.o I could fix it. Anyone know how start.m.o is set up?
Nicholas, I already said that this was a google bug (start.mozilla.org is a CNAME to www.google.com).
This also affects PR1 as http://start.mozilla.org/firefox/ is the default home page for Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040914 Firefox/0.10.1
We need to get Google to fix it. -> Marketing.
Will make contact with our technical contact at Google to get this resolved.
um, wouldn't it be easy enough to change the default bookmark to http://start.mozilla.org/firefox without the terminal slash, since that works just fine?
(In reply to comment #7) And how do you intend to do this on all the machines that have had a recent version of Firefox installed (in addition to your own machine)?
Adding email@example.com as perhaps we could add redirect of http://start.mozilla.org/firefox/ to be http://www.google.com/firefox as well as the current, and correct, http://www.google.com/firefox/ for the time being as we work to have Google make the necessary fix on their end.
Of course, now I read back to bsmedberg's comment about it being a CNAME, so will ping Google again to get status on this. (Unless there is some sysadmin DNS hackery that could make it better?)
related to bug 266774 ?
(In reply to comment #11) > related to bug 266774 ? That bug was about changing the link to the page on Firefox's side. This bug is about fixing the old link that appeared in previous builds, on Google's side.
Ping. There has to be some sysadmin hackery that can fix this. If Google won't someone on Mozilla.org's end needs to. Please give a status update on this bug.
*** Bug 299886 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
http://www.google.com/firefox/ seems to be back!