From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; 0.8.1) Gecko/20010323 BuildID: 2001032319 If you enter the text (eg) "mozilla 0.81" and click on the 'search' button to its right then Mozilla interprets this text as a URL and then (doh) can't find it. The full stop seems to be the determing factor. Without getting involved in the usability debate, surely if there is a space in the address box then the text should not be interpreted as a URL but as a search term (for what URL contains a space?). Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Type "emmet spier." in the address box 2.Click 'Search' 3.hmm
Confirming on linux 2001032821 Type mozilla.org and click on search Result: Mozilla page is loaded
Same thing happens if you try to search for "something http:// something else"
*** Bug 74994 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Gilles, > Type mozilla.org and click on search > Result: Mozilla page is loaded This is intentional, it was changed a while back that if you entered a URL or something resembling a URL it'd act as a Go button rather than a search button. I can't remember the bug number for this tho. This bug is for search terms containing a dot and a space (and therefore can't be a URL)
It is understood that we need a better algorithm for determining what is/isn't a url, fine. let's get this fix since it's an easy win if we can add this case.
hot damn, dunno how I missed the dupe. The other bug has the appropriate audience and bells and whistle - so marking this as the dupe. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 73974 ***
double-checked and definitely a dupe. VERIFIED Dupe