[Bug 263505]

Mak-g 263505 at bugs.launchpad.net
Thu Apr 30 21:57:20 UTC 2020

(In reply to Filip Š from comment #87)
> Would it be possible to have something like this (additional pref), but only for searches that contain (at least one) dot? This would be useful because most commonly, searches without dots are not used as domains (except `localhost` which is handled separately), while searches containing dots could be commonly used as domains.

I don't see why, searches without dots are also used a lot in
enterprise. I gave you two solutions that cover your use case pretty
well depending on the needs, there are also ways to always force a visit
(type the protocol) or always force a search (prepend ?). I don't think
we should make the code even more complex for every edge case.

> Also, I don't know if it's just for me, but Firefox takes longer to
"resolve" (try resolving but then fail and search instead) domains
without dots (`for example `test`, which takes few seconds before
redirecting to search) that domains with dots (for example `test.aaaaa`,
which is redirected to search almost immediately).

I'm still working on bug 1398567 that may help there.

> What about whitelisting whole TLDs/suffixes? And along with this, API
that allows extensions to modify the list of whitelisted TLDs would be
quite useful, for example for extensions that provide support for
domains like `.eth` or `.bit`.

I don't think extensions should be necessary, you can file an
enhancement bug for whitelisting suffixes and we can eval that.

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