Domain guessing doesn't work in all sites



10 years ago
3 years ago


(Reporter: Danie, Unassigned)


Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)


(Whiteboard: [trunk and 1.8 Branch], URL)



10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/2008092417 Firefox/3.0.3
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20080829 SeaMonkey/1.1.12 

There is an option in Edit > Preferences > Navigator > Smart Browsing > Domain Guessing, which is supposed to “automatically add “www.” to the location if a web page is not found. 

It does just that in most sites I have visited, but in some cases (example URL is given) it doesn't. The severity is minor because I can just simply stop being lazy and type “www.” before the domain name, but then it is a defect for the “domain guessing” feature.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Just enter the URL address in address field without adding “www.”
2. Try to load the page

Actual Results:  
Page load error

Expected Results:  
Automatically add “www” and loads the page


10 years ago
Version: unspecified → SeaMonkey 1.1 Branch
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.1b2pre) Gecko/20081022 SeaMonkey/2.0a2pre - Build ID: 20081022000440

I see it on Linux trunk. I guess "" should be treated like "", i.e. as lacking an element (at the left) to be a domain name.
Component: General → Autocomplete
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows XP → All
QA Contact: general → autocomplete
Hardware: PC → All
Whiteboard: [trunk and 1.8 Branch]
Version: SeaMonkey 1.1 Branch → Trunk

Comment 2

3 years ago
I see this is old, but im getting exactly this! on 38.0.5! gets the prefix, facebook too, but youtube doesn't.
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