This is probably a rare situation. The screenshot explains it all.  STR: 1. Have two subdomains, one containing the other as a substring, e.g. (1) support-stage.mozilla.com (2) mobile-support-stage.mozilla.com 2. When visiting (1), I wanted to go to a different page on the same subdomain, and edited the last part of the URL. Actual results: The first result is on a different subdomain. Expected: A different subdomain shouldn't match? At least not if I have the http(s):// prefix in the URL as well. I'm not quite sure, but the current behavior surprised me.  http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/7097/screenshot20100830at122.png
we strip prefixing http, https, ftp from the searched term to give more global results
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 506863
Yeah. Tough call. The way I think of it: if it's explicitly provided, don't strip it. Now how to define "explicitly provided", I don't know. Perhaps as "typed" or "pasted" as opposed to "found through the dropdown results" but I guess there's lots of edge cases to consider :(
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