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Bug#471930: konqueror: Konqueror urldecodes URLs and remembers the decoded URL

Package: konqueror
Version: 4:3.5.5a.dfsg.1-6etch2
Severity: normal

When you open a page whose URL contains characters that must be 
urlencoded, Konqueror will let you enter the URL properly encoded (with 
% escapes, etc.) and visit the page correctly.

However, it will decode the URL and display the decoded URL in the 
address bar (e.g. + will be changed to space, %2B will be changed to +, 
etc.) This often causes the "URL" in the address bar to not actually be 
a valid URL. For example, if you select the address bar and press 
return, you will receive an error, or at the very least not go to the 
same page whose URL you originally entered.

The decoded URL is also saved in the history, so that you can, for 
example, use the up and down arrow keys in the address bar to select a 
previously visited page, and not go there, because the URL that has been 
saved with it is not the right URL, but the urldecoded version of it.

This behavior annoys me. I can see the point of wanting to display the 
address in decoded form for some users in some situations (e.g. when 
using Konqueror as a file manager - which I never do, by the way). 
However, I would, at the very least, want to be able to turn off this 
functionality, so that the URLs I enter will not be mangled.

Steps to reproduce:
 - Visit any website with an URL that contains characters that need 
   escaping. For example:

 - Konqueror will correctly open the page, but mangle the URL. E.g.

 - If you try to open the same page again, e.g. by selecting the
   address bar and pressing return, or by selecting the address bar,
   you will not go to the same page you originally visited.

 - If you visit another page, then select the address bar and use the
   up arrow to navigate back to the original page, then press return
   to select it, you will get the mangled URL and you will not visit
   the page whose URL you originally entered.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-4-686
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages konqueror depends on:
ii  kcontrol          4:3.5.5a.dfsg.1-6etch2 control center for KDE
ii  kdebase-kio-plugi 4:3.5.5a.dfsg.1-6etch2 core I/O slaves for KDE
ii  kdelibs4c2a       4:3.5.5a.dfsg.1-8etch1 core libraries and binaries for al
ii  kdesktop          4:3.5.5a.dfsg.1-6etch2 miscellaneous binaries and files f
ii  kfind             4:3.5.5a.dfsg.1-6etch2 file-find utility for KDE
ii  libacl1           2.2.41-1               Access control list shared library
ii  libart-2.0-2      2.3.17-1               Library of functions for 2D graphi
ii  libattr1          2.4.32-1               Extended attribute shared library
ii  libaudio2         1.8-4                  The Network Audio System (NAS). (s
ii  libc6             2.3.6.ds1-13etch5      GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libfam0           2.7.0-12               Client library to control the FAM 
ii  libfontconfig1    2.4.2-1.2              generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6      2.2.1-5+etch2          FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libgcc1           1:4.1.1-21             GCC support library
ii  libice6           1:1.0.1-2              X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libidn11          0.6.5-1                GNU libidn library, implementation
ii  libjpeg62         6b-13                  The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG 
ii  libkonq4          4:3.5.5a.dfsg.1-6etch2 core libraries for Konqueror
ii  libpng12-0        1.2.15~beta5-1         PNG library - runtime
ii  libqt3-mt         3:3.3.7-4etch1         Qt GUI Library (Threaded runtime v
ii  libsm6            1:1.0.1-3              X11 Session Management library
ii  libstdc++6        4.1.1-21               The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libx11-6          2:1.0.3-7              X11 client-side library
ii  libxcursor1       1.1.7-4                X cursor management library
ii  libxext6          1:1.0.1-2              X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxft2               FreeType-based font drawing librar
ii  libxi6            1:1.0.1-4              X11 Input extension library
ii  libxinerama1      1:1.0.1-4.1            X11 Xinerama extension library
ii  libxrandr2        2:            X11 RandR extension library
ii  libxrender1       1:0.9.1-3              X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  libxt6            1:1.0.2-2              X11 toolkit intrinsics library
ii  zlib1g            1:1.2.3-13             compression library - runtime

konqueror recommends no packages.

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