Closed Bug 752143 Opened 8 years ago Closed 2 years ago

Use speculative connect for inline-autocompleting beyond the domain name

Categories

(Firefox :: Address Bar, defect)

defect
Not set
normal

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RESOLVED INACTIVE

People

(Reporter: Unfocused, Unassigned)

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Details

(Keywords: privacy-review-needed, Whiteboard: [Snappy:p2][http-conn])

Bug 723628 added a speculative connect API, and bug 735543 is using this for the search box. Should be able to use this for the URL bar too. 

However, it's hard to tell if a given autocomplete result will be navigated to, or if an inline-autocompleted domain will be navigated to. But if any part *after* the domain is inline-autocompleted, then it's very likely that that will be navigated to.

ie: Assuming the part of the string in [] brackets is the inline-autocompleted part:
mo[zilla.org] - hard to tell if this domain will be used
mozilla.org/ab[out] - extremely likely that mozilla.org will be used


(Future improvements: For the first case, if mozilla.org is the only known matching domain, and the user entered at least X characters, that's very likely to be the domain they navigate to.)
(In reply to Blair McBride (:Unfocused) from comment #0)
> (Future improvements: For the first case, if mozilla.org is the only known
> matching domain, and the user entered at least X characters, that's very
> likely to be the domain they navigate to.)

I'm not sure that "at least X characters" makes sense, the idea behind autoFill is that I can go to mozilla.org by just typing "m" or "mo" for example, if I type many chars it's likely what I got suggested is not what I want, and I keep typing to override the suggestion. Also after the fix for bug 720081, the completed text may not represent the final target (we'd speculative load http://mozilla.org when the user will instead end on https://www.mozilla.org for example)
Whiteboard: [Snappy] → [Snappy][http-conn]
Whiteboard: [Snappy][http-conn] → [Snappy:p2][http-conn]
Per policy at https://wiki.mozilla.org/Bug_Triage/Projects/Bug_Handling/Bug_Husbandry#Inactive_Bugs. If this bug is not an enhancement request or a bug not present in a supported release of Firefox, then it may be reopened.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → INACTIVE
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