Location bar Delete-Undo causes search failure




14 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: joejr, Assigned: aaronlev)


Windows XP

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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8a5) Gecko/20041116
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8a5) Gecko/20041116

Deleting the entire URL from the location bar and then trying to undo the
deletion results in a suggested search for an empty string (see Steps to
Reproduce, Actual Results, and Expected Results).  If the user selects the
search line from the drop-down list box, a search is performed for a short
string of (Unicode?) gibberish, similar to a null-pointer effect.

I haven't tested on any platforms other than Windows XP, although I tried the
latest nightly build on XP and it still displays this problem.

This bug may be related to bug 253097.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Load a web page (e.g., www.cnn.com).
2. When the page finishes loading, activate the location bar (click on it, or
press Ctrl+L or Alt+D).
3. Press Backspace (or Delete).
4. Press Ctrl+Z (or right-click on the location bar and select Undo).

Actual Results:  
Drop-down list box displays

   Search Google for ""

Expected Results:  
List box should display a list of autocompleted locations and then

   Search Google for "http://www.cnn.com/"

Happens under both Modern and Classic themes
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Last Resolved: 13 years ago
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