Malformed URL with space gives incorrect error message

RESOLVED EXPIRED

Status

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Core
Networking
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minor
RESOLVED EXPIRED
13 years ago
13 years ago

People

(Reporter: Bogdan Enache, Assigned: Darin Fisher)

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Windows 2000
Points:
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Firefox Tracking Flags

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Description

13 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:// www.mozilla.org", 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.

P.S.

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

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

Updated

13 years ago
Assignee: firefox → darin
Component: General → Networking
Product: Firefox → Core
QA Contact: general → benc
Version: unspecified → Trunk
I get " www.mozilla.org could not be found. Please check the name and try
again." as the error message...
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Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
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