Firefox redirects malformed address to microsoft.com

February 05, 2006

Anyone know why, when you specify the HTTP protocol twice in Firefox (put "http://http://" into the address bar), it resolves to microsoft.com?

UPDATE: Mystery solved. Ricardo Vidal e-mailed me a couple of hours after I posted this to explain what was happening. When Firefox gets a malformed address it runs it through an "I'm Feeling Lucky" Google search, and, as you might have guessed, Microsoft is the first result for "http://".

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