Strange ordering of history entries




Bookmarks & History
10 years ago
9 years ago


(Reporter: Matt Parlane, Unassigned)


Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9b1) Gecko/2007110904 Firefox/ (waddup dawg)
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US; rv:1.9b1) Gecko/2007110904 Firefox/ (waddup dawg)

Have a look at the following two screenshots:

They both show a history auto-complete for the string "mer".  The first one, which is Firefox (ignore my user-agent string), displays what I would expect.  The second, which is Firefox 3 beta 1, displays it out of order.

The whole title tag for the site is (excuse the spam):

Atlas Pro Audio - 
Rupert Neve Designs, The Revolver, Studio Electronics C2S, Great River MP-500NV, Wunder CM7, Tube Tech, Buzz Audio Essence, Buzz Audio Potion FET, Bock Audio, McDSP, Vintech Audio, Purple Audio, Mojave Audio, Telefunken USA, Peluso Mics, Chameleon Labs, Weiss Digital, Crowley & Tripp, Apogee, Elixir, LAVRY, GREAT RIVER, CHARTER OAK, MERCURY, MARTECH, TOFT AUDIO DESIGNS, OLD SCHOOL AUDIO, OSA, Lynx Aurora, GREAT RIVER, AEA R84, Telefunken, Benchmark DAC-1, Millennia Media, DISTRESSOR, Royer R-121, Crane Song, Pendulum, Chandler, Pro Audio Gear for Central Florida, Orlando, Miami, Tampa, Nashville, Atlanta, NYC, LA, Chicago, Toll Free @ 866.235.0953

As you can see, the string "mer" is in there once, it also appears once or twice in other meta tags.  Still, I would expect (whose title begins with the word "Mercenary") to be listed above

The Firefox 3 beta 1 install was directly over the top of the install, and neither of the sites in question were visited between the two screenshots being taken.

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have a copy of Firefox installed.

2. Make sure that both and have been visited and are in the history file.

3. Install a copy of Firefox 3 beta 1.

4. Open a new tab, and type "mer" (without quotes) into the address bar.
Actual Results: is listed ahead of

Expected Results: should be listed ahead of should be in the results I guess, but not near the top.


9 years ago
Component: History → Bookmarks & History
QA Contact: history → bookmarks

Comment 1

9 years ago
Actually don't worry about this - I think it's just a case of not giving the address bar enough time to get acquainted with browsing patterns.

Either way, the two images I gave as reference aren't there any more.
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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