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Firefox Appending '/' to URLs - Why?

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BuddhaNature

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Post Posted July 28th, 2019, 12:00 pm

I notice recently, actually from quite some time ago now, that Firefox very frequently 'appends' a '/' (forward slash) character to URLs. So if I click in the URL box to highlight the URL, copy it, and paste it elsewhere it includes the appended /. I don't think Firefox did this in the past.

Why is Firefox doing this now? What purpose does it serve? Are there any rules that govern when a / will or will not be appended? (I can't see a pattern myself.)
OS: Windows 7 Pro. SP1 x64

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Post Posted July 28th, 2019, 4:35 pm

I'm not seeing that here with version 68.0.1 under Win 10.
Is that happening with every URL or only certain ones?
Have you tried starting Firefox in Mozilla Safe Mode? http://kb.mozillazine.org/Safe_mode
If no improvement using Safe Mode, do you have the same problem if you create a new profile and test it with no extensions or non-default themes installed?
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_Manager
and
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Creating_a_ne ... on_Windows

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Post Posted July 28th, 2019, 8:42 pm

As I recall, a valid URL requires a PATH and FILENAME at the end. If they are omitted by the user, a default filename is assumed, and
a default path of "/", the root directory, is used. I don't recall ever using a browser, including FF since version 3.0, that omitted the "/" after the domain name.

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Post Posted July 29th, 2019, 1:17 am

/ is delimiter for a path - if not present last is a file. Or redirected from server. See kerft. Valid url have a delimiter -> RFC.

https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3986
https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1738

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