User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051111 Firefox/1.5 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051111 Firefox/1.5 Typing "http" as the url takes you to microsoft.com rather than http.com . Was this done intentionally? This is not what it does in mozilla or opera. The same thing happens if you accidentally type "http//somelongstring" (note that there is no ':' after the "http"). Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. type "http" in the url bar and hit enter Actual Results: goes to microsoft.com Expected Results: should go to http.com
This is because it's not a valid URI, and so Firefox is treating it as a search term; if you go to Google and type "http" then click "I'm feeling lucky", you'll be taken to Microsoft's website too.
Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.9a1) Gecko/20060316 Firefox/1.6a1 This is a Dup of Bug 263213 "Don't use I'm Feeling Lucky search when protocol (such as http:// or https://) specified". Incredibly, there are about 30 variants of this problem, my favourite being Bug 310826 "Attempting to load URL with non-resolving host does google search (using keyword.url) even when the URL was not typed by the user" Using the "I'm Feeling Lucky" search in this case is considered by some probably including yourself, to be contentious; but yes, it is being done intentionally. If you think that Opera handles "empty" URLs such as http http: http// better, then you might want to locate the bug that deals with that particular variant and ask for parity with Opera, which to me seems a perfectly valid request!