address bar case sensitivity problem

Site Outreach Issue #10263644


Aleksandr T.
Dec 18, 2016
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I typed address of locally hosted site as “localhost/trades” and got 404 error.
I made mistake and try fix it with “localhost/Trades” but again got 404 error, because Edge thinks that both are equal and use first one. It is impossible to request “localhost/Trades” address, Edge always switches to "localhost/trades".


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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Brad E.”

      Changed Status to “By design”

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    • This design make impossible to reach case sensitive resource if there was the mistake in address typing before. Please consider design change to make it possible.

    • I, too, strongly disagree that this is a “feature” request because it kind of brakes the address bar/navigation.

      Got a malformed link like which gives 404.
      Correct link is all lowercase with "en-us"

      In order to get to that side you have to select the “search for this text” option of the address bar and then select the first result.

    • *Edit: Edge even “betrays” the user by showing the url with the changed lower/upper case characters until you hover over the address bar. Then it changes back to the old spelling.

      This could cause the user to think that the changed address is also not available.

    • This isn’t by-design at all and it needs to be reactivated. It’s a bug in the autocomplete dropdown matching logic where it isn’t properly validating the case of the string when an entry is committed.

      You can workaround by either clearing your history or (in most cases) by appending a trailing ? on the URL.

    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Status from “By design”


      Thank you for the additional feedback here - I’m reactivating this issue for additional investigation.

    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Venkat K.”

      Changed Assigned To to “Dave B.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Dave B.” to “David S.”

      Changed Status to “Site Outreach”

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