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Last Comment Bug 809745 - Entering 'localhost' in the location bar initiates a Google search
: Entering 'localhost' in the location bar initiates a Google search
: regression
Product: Core
Classification: Components
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Assigned To: abhishek rajput
: 812116 812267 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: 63736 693808
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Reported: 2012-11-07 20:51 PST by Kyle Kalstabakken
Modified: 2013-02-08 02:59 PST (History)
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Description Kyle Kalstabakken 2012-11-07 20:51:29 PST
When you type 'localhost' in the location bar and hit enter, a Google search is performed.
This also occurs for any number of subdirectories, as long as you don't specify an actual file with file extension (ie, |localhost(/directory/)*|).

I expected to be shown the index page of the site I'm running on my machine. This does work if you type http://localhost

This first happens in the Nightly from Nov 3.

Just scanning the pushlog, it looks like this is caused by:
ded200210541	Abhishek Rajput — Bug 693808 - Make number keywords in locationbar be searched as normal terms. r=jst

... which makes sense because 'localhost' doesn't have any periods, colons or ?s in it. Adding any of these works as expected (eg, 'localhost:80', 'localhost?', 'localhost/index.html')
Comment 1 Matthias Versen [:Matti] 2012-11-08 02:24:29 PST
this is related to bug 150025
Comment 2 João Rosado 2012-11-08 05:27:41 PST
Also don't forget about internal network sites.
"myIntranetMachine/Site/" also causes the same problem and is a valid address.

As a note, these problems do not happen with browser.urlbar.trimURLs set to false.
Comment 3 Jerry Baker 2012-11-08 11:11:24 PST
(In reply to João Rosado from comment #2)
> As a note, these problems do not happen with browser.urlbar.trimURLs set to
> false.

They do using today's nightly. TrimURLs has no effect.
Comment 4 :Gavin Sharp [email:] 2012-11-14 13:14:28 PST
abhishek, this was caused by your patch and seems like an important issue to resolve. Do you have any ideas how we could address it?
Comment 5 Alex Keybl [:akeybl] 2012-11-14 16:46:28 PST
Can we just backout bug 693808 from FF19 before the merge to prevent this from hitting Aurora and then resolve for FF20?
Comment 6 :Gavin Sharp [email:] 2012-11-14 16:51:58 PST
Yep - I'll do that.
Comment 7 Matthias Versen [:Matti] 2012-11-15 02:24:34 PST
*** Bug 812116 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 Matthias Versen [:Matti] 2012-11-15 20:30:56 PST
*** Bug 812267 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 9 :Gavin Sharp [email:] 2012-11-21 13:19:19 PST
Fixed by the backout of bug 693808.
Comment 10 Jerry Baker 2012-12-07 09:10:53 PST
This regressed again starting with today's nightly.
Comment 11 Jerry Baker 2012-12-07 09:13:31 PST
Oddly, 'localhost' doesn't trigger a Google search, but entering LAN machine names does.
Comment 12 Jerry Baker 2012-12-07 09:15:18 PST
In fact, the bug is even worse than that. It is now impossible with FF to visit a LAN machine. Typing 'http://vega' is automatically changed to, and 'vega' initiates a Google search.
Comment 13 Jerry Baker 2012-12-07 09:41:32 PST
Works again with a later build.
Comment 14 Cornel Ionce [QA] (:cornel_ionce) 2013-02-08 02:59:42 PST
Tested on: Windows 7x64, Ubuntu 12.10 and Mac OS X 10.8 - using Firefox 19 beta 5. 
Marking as verified fixed. 
If someone is able to reproduce, please reopen it.

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