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Server not found message enhancement (suggestions)

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

Status

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Core
Networking
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enhancement
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
11 years ago
2 years ago

People

(Reporter: Martin Cetkovsky, Unassigned)

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Description

11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; cs; rv:1.8.1.1) Gecko/20061204 Firefox/2.0.0.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; cs; rv:1.8.1.1) Gecko/20061204 Firefox/2.0.0.1

Provide suggestions in the Server not found error message, based on similar address used recently by the user.

Usually, lots of the Server not found messages are caused by slight misspelling of the URL address (examples bellow). Therefore, I would like to be provided with a list of similar address from my browser history so I can simple click on them instead of going to the address bar and finding and changing the mispelling myself.

Examples:
* exampel.com instead of example.com
* example.at instead of example.com
* example.com instead of www.example.com
* ww.example.com instead of www.example.com
* ww.wexample.com instead of www.example.com

Note: Some of these "bad" examples might work in the case of this well-known address.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run Firefox
2. Write www.exampel.com in the address bar
3. Confirm the browsing to the address
Actual Results:  
Server not found with button to Try again

Expected Results:  
Server not found, including
* Try again button
* List of similar addresses from my browsing history
There are extensions for this function: https://addons.mozilla.org/search.php?q=firefix&app=firefox
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Comment 2

11 years ago
Thank you for the tip. Unfortunatelly, none of the extensions does satisfy the required behaviour. Mostly bevcause they (i) do not use history (ii) does not use text comparison on whole address/domain, only on suffix.

Component: General → Networking
Product: Firefox → Core
QA Contact: general → networking
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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