Mozilla build: 2001050921 Visit a web site that starts with www. such as http://www.mozilla.org Then clear the URL bar and start typing mozilla.org Since you have never visited http://mozilla.org the autocomplete should assume that the URL is preceded with: http://www. Reproducible: Everytime Steps to reproduce: 1.Visit http://www.mozilla.org 2.Clear URL bar 3.Start typing mozilla.org in URL bar 4. notice how it doesn't auto-complete 5. Now visit http://mozilla.org 6. Start typing mozilla.org and notice how it auto-completes. Actual Result: Auto-complete doesn't assume the common http://www. prefix. Only when you visit the site without typing the www. does the auto-complete function complete the site. Expected Result: Auto-complete should have assumed the http://www. prefix for step 3 above so that you are taken to http://www.mozilla.org/ Extra info: Not all sites can omit the preceding www. If you have already visited http://mozilla.org then use another URL that is able to omit the preceding www. such as: (www.)slashdot.org (www.)cnn.com (www.)zdnet.com
Assume is the wrong word. Perhaps we should _offer_ matches w/in the domain, but we should not _assume_ www.
This is sounding remarkably familiar to a problem I once commented on, whereby the old drop down autocomplete would store both www.mozilla.org and mozilla.org and not be able to realise they were in fact the same site. See Bug 57932 for details. Can this be a duplicate? Is the autocomplete still the same code as back in BuildID: 2000102408 ??
We already offer sites with the www. prefix. That's bug 63421, which was fixed at the end of April. Is this bug asking for the browser to prevent me from going to http://mozilla.org/ if I've already been to http://www.mozilla.org/?
We shouldn't be assuming that www.somesite.com and somesite.com are the same thing. The usually are, however there is no certainly (and certainly no law) that these two sites are indeed the same. IMHO autocomplete should not be equating the two. www.somesite.com != somesite.com
> www.somesite.com != somesite.com Ok.. taken.. but what about the times that www.somesite.com = somesite.com ? Is there a nice simple way this can be tested for so that Moz only needs to store one of them? If it can be done.. I think it ought to be. If it can't be done... well... then someone isn't thinking creatively enough :)
Reporter could you clarify something? Are you sugggesting that autocomplete "force" the http://www. on the URL? Or are you suggesting that it include http://www. as one of the options on the drop down menu? If it is the later, as of build 2001052904 win32 installer talkback, it is fixed.
or are you asking for bug 78268 ?
TO firstname.lastname@example.org: No, I don't want to force the www prefix. I'm not happy with my orginal report, I don't want mozilla to assume the www prefix, only search for matches for a domain/sub-domain in the URL history. This problem is not fixed with Mozilla win32 build 2001060308 (lastest as of this writing)
Reporter: Could you change the summary to reflect your last post?
Summary: Auto-complete doesn't assume the www URL prefix → Auto-complete doesn't scan for higher-level domains
Mark, I've downloaded build 2001060308 win32 sea installer talkback. It seems that autocomplete does not work properly in the first browser window when mozilla is executed ( a mostly blank drop down menu appears ). However, I've noticed that it works in the second browser window. It seems to work quite well too. The feature you are asking for is already there.
Build 2001061520 win32 Reporter: do you still see this bug? I still can't reproduce the bug using your instructions.
I'm using Milestone build 0.9.1 ID: 2001060703 This bug has been fixed.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
marking VERIFIED Fixed... it should probablybe WFM but whatever...
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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