Malformed URL with space gives incorrect error message




14 years ago
14 years ago


(Reporter: maxie_ro, Assigned: darin.moz)


Windows 2000

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)





14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0

If an URL is entered with a space between "http://" and "www...", for example
"http://", Firefox reports that "the connection was refused
while attempting to contact [...]".
The message is incorrect, it should clearly say that it's a malformed URL.
This is quite a frequent typo in web pages, and NOT easily detected, and the
message leads people into error thinking that the site might be down or
something like that.


I also think that Firebird should report as malformed URLs like "http://", "http.//", "http;//" etc. and
should not try to load them !

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Enter "http://"
2.Hit enter
3.See the message


14 years ago
Assignee: firefox → darin
Component: General → Networking
Product: Firefox → Core
QA Contact: general → benc
Version: unspecified → Trunk
I get " could not be found. Please check the name and try
again." as the error message...
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