Build: 2000-08-16-10-M18(WIN), 2000-08-16-10-M18(MAC), 2000-08-16-09-M18(LINUX) 1. Launch Netscape 6 2. From Location field, type "http://jimbob/jars" (any directory is ok, but must omit trailing "/") 3. Click on any html file in directory such as a_skin_classic2.html RESULT: Page displays "Not Found". Location field shows "http://jimbob/a_skin_classic2.html". EXPECTED RESULT: Page is found. Location field shows "http://jimbob/jars/a_skin_classic2.html". DETAILS: The main thing here is that there is no trailing "/" in "http://jimbob/jars". If a trailing "/" is entered, then there is no problem. If one clicks to this HTML file from "http://jimbob/", then there is no problem. No problem exists if a bookmark is used or the full path "http://jimbob/jars/a_skin_classic2.html" is entered.
Nominating for nsbeta3. Although it is possible to open a file in different ways, this particular approach is very common. This is the kind of bug that can be repeated by end users over and over again to the point where it becomes extremely annoying. I believe this bug is high impact versus high severity.
(Changed my mind from an earlier conversation...). I think this should go to necko (or perhaps to SH). This bug has pretty broad consequences: any URL that points to a directory, but omits the (optional) trailing slash will wind up resolving relative references incorrectly for that page.
Created attachment 13024 [details] testcase: points to a directory on www.mozilla.org; first example resolves relative URL's incorrectly
The attachment points to www.mozilla.org/xpfe, which contains the HTML <P><B>Elevator Story</B>: <A HREF="ElevatorStraightUp.html">straight up</A> or <A HREF="ElevatorTouchyFeely.html">touchy-feely</A>.</P> Clicking on the link in the attachment that lacks the trailing slash and then clicking on one of the relative URL's above, results in the wrong resolution of the absolute URL to visit.
added radha and claudius.
raising severity to major. cc:shrir
Is this a manifestation of bug 48200? (I think so) Pretty serious problem!
Adding myself to Cc list.
this is a dup. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 48200 ***