Location bar remembers inappropriate auto-complete title for JavaScript apps

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Firefox
Bookmarks & History
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trivial
10 years ago
4 years ago

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(Reporter: Bernard sumption, Unassigned)

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Description

10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.4; en-GB; rv:1.9) Gecko/2008051202 Firefox/3.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.4; en-GB; rv:1.9) Gecko/2008051202 Firefox/3.0

Some JavaScript apps, especially all google mail, reader and maps, change the title of the page via JavaScript to more accurately reflect the contents.

Google maps, for example, starts out with the title "Google Maps" and when you go to a place, changes to e.g. "The Roundhouse, Camden NW1 - Google Maps".

When you open a new window and type "maps", the first entry is:

"The Roundhouse, Camden NW1 - Google Maps
maps.google.com"

i.e. the text implies that it links to the search results, but it links to the home page: confusing.

I suggest displaying the original HTML title rather than a JavaScript title.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to google maps
2. Search for something and close the window
3. Open a new window and type 'maps'

Comment 1

5 years ago
I can confirm that this still happens in Firefox 24.
Severity: enhancement → trivial
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 2

4 years ago
I would like to work on this bug and it would be nice if you could assign this bug to me.

Updated

4 years ago
Component: Location Bar → Bookmarks & History
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