When a new browser window is opened with "Open this link in new browser", the browser attempts to connect to server but will display URL only after the connection is established. If the URL was there right when browser opens, it could be usable for hammering through "down" servers or caching URLs read from offline documents. Currently, one has to cache unreachable URLs elsewhere or use "Copy link location" and copy it to the Location field.
Additionally, if the link is subsequently not found, Mozilla will never display the open-in-new-window URL. This is especially annoying for the same reason listed above.
Assignee: asa → neeti
Component: Browser-General → Networking: Cache
QA Contact: doronr → gordon
The word "cache" in the description does not refer to the Necko cache. The issue needs to be resolved at a higher level. Changing component.
Component: Networking: Cache → Browser-General
Duplicate of a networking bug. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 48524 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Sorry for reassigning this to the wrong component, I promise I'll read the bug descriptions better next time ;) Reporter, could you please verify that this is a dup? Thanks.
The pointed bug is close enough. It only says "unreachable hosts never display URL", I wanted to see the URL there even if host is reachable but slow, but the distinction is minor. I did not find the original because its summary did not contain the obvious keyword "Location field".
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