When I type in
http://example/ firefox rewites the url to
http://www.example.com/. Is there any way to fix this behavior without recompiling firefox? I suspect something in
about:config will help, but I am not sure what, and I'm somewhat leery of randomly changing things just to see if they have the effect I want.
What I would like is for firefox to try to make a http request to
example (which it does, usually finding the address my
etc/hosts file provides) and then, if unable to connect, to fail with a "could not connect" error, with
example still in the address bar. Its current behavior is to then try to look up
www.example.com, which tends to result in a 'valid' site, and I get a screen full of some domain squatter's dross and have to remove the
.com from the address before I can fix my typo.