Bug#471930: konqueror: Konqueror urldecodes URLs and remembers the decoded URL
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 18.104.22.168-8 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 2:22.214.171.124-5 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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