users often forget to include http:// in urls when submitting bugs. i suggest that if a url doesn't have a protocol that http:// be added automatically. alternatively, the new bug page could be modified to say "(include http://!)" right after the url field, but last i heard the goal was to not clutter the new bug page.
Yes, this is a common mistake by first-time bug report filers. Without the protocol specified, the _URL_ link on show_bug.cgi pages ends up pointing to http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/www.somedomain.sometld/whatever -- which is an annoyance. Silently fixing these is probably the best approach, but "http://" should not be automatically prepended if the URL starts with "ftp." or "mail." -- although, at that, there would be far fewer of those to fix up than we have now for URLs with no protocol specified.
Yo, we got a patch for this.
*** Bug 39104 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
There's a dueling proposal in bug 42609, "Only allow well formed URLs in URL field of bug report"... this RFE and that one can't both be applied.
that's only sort-of true. fixing this doesn't keep people from entering well-formed URLs, infact, this won't touch correct entries.
consideration for 2.12
Assignee: tara → cyeh
see bug 42609 for what eventually happened to this bug.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Sorry for the spam, but I needed to be able to query for all of these correctly.
Target Milestone: --- → Bugzilla 2.12
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Moving closed bugs to Bugzilla product
Component: Bugzilla → Bugzilla-General
Product: Webtools → Bugzilla
Version: other → unspecified
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