Closed Bug 297859 Opened 16 years ago Closed 16 years ago

Can't go back to previous page if URL is the same except for case

Categories

(Firefox :: Bookmarks & History, defect)

x86
Linux
defect
Not set
normal

Tracking

()

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 99091

People

(Reporter: abodeman, Unassigned)

References

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Details

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050513 Fedora/1.0.4-1.3.1 Firefox/1.0.4
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050513 Fedora/1.0.4-1.3.1 Firefox/1.0.4

If you follow a link on a page that points to a URL that is identical to the
current page except for case differences, it is impossible to use the back
button to return to the page you were on.

It seems that Firefox seems to treat such a link as a reload of the current page
instead of a different URL.

Remember, only the "http://server/" part of a URL is case-insensitive; the path
is allowed to be case-sensitive (and often is).

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avi
2. Click on the link at the top ("For the file format, see AVI.") which goes to
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AVI

Actual Results:  
If the "Avi" page was the first page loaded in a tab, the back button is
disabled. Otherwise, the back button will take you to the page before "Avi".

Expected Results:  
From "AVI", the back button should return you to "Avi".

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 99091 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Component: History → Bookmarks & History
QA Contact: history → bookmarks
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