Full Article Attached The Road to Mozilla 1.0

Monday April 8th, 2002

Mitchell Baker writes: "A few Mozilla 1.0-related steps will take place before Mozilla 1.0 is itself released. The next couple of steps are outlined in the linked article." Click the Full Article link to check out what's coming up including info on release candidates and more.

#32 Not wrong at all


Wednesday April 10th, 2002 5:37 PM

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But I don\\\'t want to have this URL pull down menu, so I disabled it. And I also don\\\'t want to click anywhere or hit the up key. And most important, I don\\\'t want to use Mozilla\\\'s build in Google search, because I search via a customized GET request, so I have 100 results a page, as well as other options enabled (and that even though I have cookies disabled in Mozilla).

What I want that Mozilla uses exactly what I typed into the URL bar and asks the DNS server for an address. That\\\'s what IE does, that\\\'s what Opera does, that\\\'s what the good old Netscape did, that\\\'s what every browser on this planet does, except Mozilla and Netscape 6.x

At my university \\\"http://stundents\\\" is a valid URL within the local network! If I use a normal browser and enter \\\"students\\\", I come to the sutdents page, but in Mozilla I end up at <>, a page I never wanted to go! If I had wanted that, I had typed it there.

So Mozilla should always take the address exactly like I typed it into the URL bar, ask the DNS server for an address and if this DNS server does not return a valid result, then Mozilla may either:

1) Try to guess the address if the user allowed this. This means it adds \\\"www.\\\" to front and adds something to the end like \\\".org\\\", \\\".net\\\", \\\".gov\\\", \\\".com\\\" or anything else the user WISHES to be added, in the order the users wishes that Mozilla tries it and takes the first match. Only if none of all work, an error is displayed.

2) Or alternatively, fire up the keyword URL, with the URL bar data placed into the URL at the selected position. Additionaly Mozilla should allow users to customize the keyword URL (that by defaults searches via and visits the first page found) within the preferences screen.