Closed Bug 418095 Opened 17 years ago Closed 15 years ago

Allow tagging of a domain or a string. (abbreviation, keywords-like feature)

Categories

(Firefox :: Address Bar, enhancement)

enhancement
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normal

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RESOLVED WONTFIX

People

(Reporter: Aleksej, Unassigned)

References

Details

(Keywords: uiwanted)

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686 (x86_64); en-US; rv:1.9b4pre) Gecko/2008021704 Minefield/3.0b4pre

Allow abbreviating a domain, and, possibly, any substring for the needs of autocompletion.


Steps to reproduce (read first):
1.
 Create a keyword “wp” for the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%s search.
 Tag http://en.wikipedia.org/ with “wp”.
2.
 Visit some pages on the “en.wikipedia.org” domain (especially in the Template: namespace (“http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:…”).
 Use the “wp” keyword to visit more of those.
3. Type “en.wikipedia.org Template”
4. Type “wp template” in the location bar (autocomplete dropdown should appear; otherwise call it).


Actual results:
After step 4, none or few of the results from step 3 displayed.

Expected results:
After step 4, there are all of the results from step 3 displayed.


The purpose of this bug is similar to bug 389903 or bug 392143, but its implementation should be more flexible and easier for users to understand.
Flags: blocking-firefox3?
Blocks: 405745
Note that abbreviating a domain (or another specific part of the URL, e.g. specified as a regular expression) is more useful in case of keywords like “wi”, so it must be possible if the tagging of just a string is implemented.
Keywords: uiwanted
Flags: blocking-firefox3? → blocking-firefox3-
This might also be useful for redirects like
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/〈anything〉 → https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/〈anything〉
(even if the secure server is not very official).
I don't think this is really a useful core feature.  The current location bar search is pretty good and should mitigate most of the need for this, and I don't think it would be more than a niche feature at the best case.
Yeah, I think I still agree with comment 3 :)
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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