Current URL not displayed
Posted by: Clark Coleman
Date: July 01, 2010 12:15PM

If I go to http://www.foo.html/ and follow a link to http://www.bar.html/, the address box still displays http://www.foo.html/ after I get to the new page.

I searched on "display URL" and did not get any results. Hard to believe no one has ever talked about this.

Re: Current URL not displayed
Posted by: siria
Date: July 02, 2010 02:15AM

Your links don't work. You sure the domains are ending on "html"??
If the URL bar doesn't change the adress when clicking a link, the reason usually is that the webmaster has intentionally programmed it that way, he *wants* that the link opens in a frame, some sort of embedded in the first page, in order to still show the first URL in the bar. That's quite normal, often just for fooling people. Never opened a cache link from a google hit?
Check with any other browser. If they do show the link in the URL bar, they either have a trick or - you really found something buggy here, but seeing that your links don't even exist, hmmm... cool smiley



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/02/2010 02:17AM by siria.

Re: Current URL not displayed
Posted by: guenter
Date: July 03, 2010 02:07AM

Your links lead to nowhere.

AFAIK as siria says. What You describe is the behaviour of pages in a frameset.

This example will show the URL "lakes1.html". Unless You break out.

You can load into it other pages to navigate (right hand) and to show content (left).

<frameset cols="*,220pt" bordercolor="#6B8ABD" onload="SeiteLaden(); return true;">
<frame src="./startseite_stern.html" name="helfer" marginwidth="1" marginheight="15" scrolling="no" />
<frameset rows="70,30,*" border="0" onload="SeiteLaden(); return true;">
<frame src="./nix.html" name="musik" marginwidth="1" marginheight="4" scrolling="no" />

<frame src="./auswahl.html" name="box" marginwidth="1" marginheight="1" scrolling="no" />
<frame src="./lakes1.html" name="navigation" marginwidth="1" />
</frameset>
</frameset>

The navigation pages that are intended to load into it use _self.
The ones the break out use _top.


Here You can see its functions and lake applets in action.

p.s. The navigation for the music is done in another way by a script.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 07/03/2010 02:27AM by guenter.

Re: Current URL not displayed
Posted by: Clark Coleman
Date: July 03, 2010 04:56AM

I guess you guys have never heard the terms "foo" and "bar" used as generic placeholders in computer discussions.

Here is an example you can check. Go to:

http://www.madogre.com/Interviews/weapon_manufacturers.htm

Click on the first link, for Accuracy International. I get no change in the URL displayed in the address box.

Thanks.

Re: Current URL not displayed
Posted by: siria
Date: July 03, 2010 06:02AM

Uah... Anyway, when I click that link now and then the second link, the URL bar changes accordingly, quite normal. Tested in KM154 and KM16a4 with default user agent. I am NOT going to test *this* page with javascript and other stuff allowed though, that stays firmly blocked and is my default setting...

No idea how you managed that, but try with blocking some stuff in Tools>Privacy. Frankly not much hope that this helps, so afterwards try with a new profile. If that still doesnt help, download the browser again and make it independant/portable by choosing a single-user-profile at setup, just for testing...

Re: Current URL not displayed
Posted by: guenter
Date: July 03, 2010 02:25PM

Quote
Clark Coleman
I guess you guys have never heard the terms "foo" and "bar" used as generic placeholders in computer discussions.

Here is an example you can check. Go to:

http://www.madogre.com/Interviews/weapon_manufacturers.htm

Click on the first link, for Accuracy International. I get no change in the URL displayed in the address box.

Thanks.

No we guys are German. grinning smiley Many here do not speak English as first language.
Totally sufficient if we did not hear or do not understand everything.


The link You posted is behaving normal and is not a frameset, where it is intended that the URLs do not change.

I can not confirm Your observation.

My guess either Your K-Meleon install or Your Profile is broken.


p.s. Unlike siria I test pages with a K-Meleon that has default settings, minimum usability changes, JavaScript on and full plugins support.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 07/04/2010 08:21PM by guenter.

Re: Current URL not displayed
Posted by: Cugel
Date: July 04, 2010 08:32AM

I get this sometimes also, very intermittent and fixes itself by forces unknown. Hard to reproduce.

Re: Current URL not displayed
Posted by: guenter
Date: July 04, 2010 08:19PM

I would try to flush cache and look whether that fixes it right away.

Re: Current URL not displayed
Posted by: ndebord
Date: July 05, 2010 08:55AM

Quote
Clark Coleman
I guess you guys have never heard the terms "foo" and "bar" used as generic placeholders in computer discussions.

Here is an example you can check. Go to:

http://www.madogre.com/Interviews/weapon_manufacturers.htm

Click on the first link, for Accuracy International. I get no change in the URL displayed in the address box.

Thanks.

Clark,

Tried to reproduce this behavior, but could not. Got the proper URL for both sites.

KM 1.5.4
XP PRO SP3

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