This bug is a proposed usability enhancement. For example: After browsing both "bugzilla.mozilla.org" and "bugzilla.gnome.org" for a while, the user types in "bugzilla." in the URL bar. The suggested URLs are, in the exact order: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/query.cgi http://bugzilla.gnome.org/enter_bug.cgi http://bugzilla.gnome.org http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/files/ http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/files/help.html http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/query.cgi http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/enter_bug.cgi When there are many visited pages within both domains, the user cannot quickly access the second domain without typing in it's beggining. The sorting function should take the URL structure into account, rather than simply sorting alphabetically. It should present the URLs up to a delimiter (either "/" or "?") first, and only then their variations. In our example, it'll sort the list as: http://bugzilla.gnome.org http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/ http://bugzilla.gnome.org/query.cgi http://bugzilla.gnome.org/enter_bug.cgi http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/files/ http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/query.cgi http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/enter_bug.cgi http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/files/help.html (notice the ".../files/help.html" URL was also moved to the bottom, since the items with nothing after the delimiter are sorted to appear first)
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 78270 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
The "duplicate" mark is a bit inaccurate, since my bug is about sorting by URL structure while the other bug is about sorting by most frequently visited URL. The best way is still up to decision of a UI expert, but why discorage my offer as a "duplicate" while it isn't?
We only need one bug for deciding how to sort the autocomplete results. The suggestions in this bug will certainly be considered.
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