User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050915 Firefox/1.0.7 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050915 Firefox/1.0.7 When I type some text into the location bar it seems to first check it for bookmark keyboard shortcuts, then tries to resolve it with the DNS server, then finally performs a google "I'm feeling lucky" search. If the text is clearly not a URL, however, it should be possible to eliminate the DNS lookup, which can have significant latency depending on your provider. As a result of this extra latency I end up duplicating frequently used keyboard shortcuts even though just looking up google would work. Some possible heuristics that the text in the location bar is not a URL: a) it has no periods b) spaces before periods Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Type bbc into the location bar Actual Results: 1.Stare at the "Looking up bbc.." message in the status bar for a while. 2.Watch it go to google and instantly find http://www.bbc.co.uk. This step happens very fast. Expected Results: Instantly access google and find http://www.bbc.co.uk
This may be the same as bug 245597. However the example that you quote (bbc) does require a dns lookup. There may be a computer on a users network, or in the default search domain with the name bbc in which case the website on that machine should be viewed.
(In reply to comment #1) > This may be the same as bug 245597. Agh sorry, I should have done a better search for duplicates. Address vs location bar again. > However the example that you quote (bbc) does require a dns lookup. There may be > a computer on a users network, or in the default search domain with the name bbc > in which case the website on that machine should be viewed. I hadn't thought of this. I don't have an objection to marking this as a dup. A possible heuristic: only skip the DNS lookup if there's no default domain suffix, or if the DNS server is a class A IP address. http://searchwebservices.techtarget.com/sDefinition/0,,sid26_gci212381,00.html
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 245597 ***