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Re: URI / URL edited at address bar by IE5.5

From: Mike Brown <mike@skew.org>
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 2004 13:41:00 -0600 (MDT)
Message-Id: <200408121941.i7CJf0JO016846@chilled.skew.org>
To: Jason Robinson <JRobinson@KitchenPages.com>
CC: uri@w3.org

Jason Robinson wrote:
> I am wondering why "http:.." seems to be converted into "http://"
> automaticly by IE5.5 ?

IE's Address Bar widget and the underlying resolver have features that help 
compensate for poorly transcribed / typo-ridden URLs. This is one of them. 
It's probably just guessing that you meant to type // instead of .. ("." and 
"/" are right next to each other on many keyboards). This seems, uh, 
relatively harmless, and is just a usability feature, not an implementation of 
any standard.

I wish it would convert "www.foo.bar:8080" to "http://www.foo.bar:8080/".
Received on Thursday, 12 August 2004 19:41:03 UTC

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