User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; de; rv:188.8.131.52) Gecko/20101203 Firefox/3.6.13 ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729) Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; de; rv:184.108.40.206) Gecko/20101203 Firefox/3.6.13 ( .NET CLR 3.5.30729) When you do a keyword search from the address bar, the search term is not URL-encoded but appended to the URL in plain text. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Create a bookmark with shortcut "g" and URL: http://www.google.de/search?&q=%s 2. Type the address: g 1+2 Actual Results: Google searches for: 1 2 This is two words. Expected Results: Google computes the result of: 1 + 2 This is a math term with a plus sign in the middle. The plus sign is actually URL-encoded and represents a single space. When I enter the plus sign in my address bar, I usually mean it. I'm a user here, not a web developer. But what happens is that the plus is appended to the URL in plain, resulting in this: http://www.google.de/search?&q=1+2. And with that, the target site can only assume that the parameter was meant to be "1 2" by the user. I've read about using %s instead of %S in the bookmark URL, with a reference to the Mozilla wiki, but the wiki couldn't confirm that claim. Also, it would be in the wrong direction: I already use %s, using %S would make it worse, if the difference worked at all and if it could get any worse.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 359809
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