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

From: Jason Robinson <JRobinson@KitchenPages.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 06:18:55 +1000
Message-ID: <007601c480a9$98881520$16ffa8c0@kitchenpages.net>
To: "Mike Brown" <mike@skew.org>
Cc: <uri@w3.org>

Hi Mike, thanks for your reply.

Yes, I have to admit that would be very handy (very) and you guessed right
about the typo.  :)

IE5.5 converts @www.foo.bar.8080 in the addressbar but rich text does not
(it looks for www in rich text for email, etc - where it then adds a http://
before the www - but no luck for foo.bar:8080 as you most likley know of).
I am very lazy by nature and @ is quicker then entering http:// etc so I
normaly don't get to play with http.  My ed of IE5.5 hangs sometimes without
the http.

Perhaps I should also of asked if there was a standard for applications and
even the os in regards to such 'wildcards' (but I presume that its buyers
choice in this regard - or perhaps something could be started in these

And again, I do thankyou for time and efforts in confirming that it is an
addin by microsoft for users.


Kindest regards,
Jason Robinson

PS:  I am still puzzled a bit by the /// conversion for 2 dots.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Brown" <mike@skew.org>
To: "Jason Robinson" <JRobinson@kitchenpages.com>
Cc: <uri@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2004 5:41 AM
Subject: Re: URI / URL edited at address bar by IE5.5

> 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
> compensate for poorly transcribed / typo-ridden URLs. This is one of them.
> It's probably just guessing that you meant to type // instead of .. ("."
> "/" 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/".
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