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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 06:32:42 +1000
Message-ID: <009f01c480ab$85995d00$16ffa8c0@kitchenpages.net>
To: "Jason Robinson" <JRobinson@kitchenpages.com>
Cc: <uri@w3.org>

Opps again that should of been:

Thanks to both Mike/s..
(its 6am here - and thats my second typo so think its coffie time)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jason Robinson" <JRobinson@kitchenpages.com>
To: "Mike Brown" <mike@skew.org>
Cc: <uri@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2004 6:18 AM
Subject: Re: URI / URL edited at address bar by IE5.5


>
> 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
> areas).
>
> And again, I do thankyou for time and efforts in confirming that it is an
> addin by microsoft for users.
>
> :)
>
> Chears.
> 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
> 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/".
> >
>
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