Typing :(\uFF1A) into address bar returns error instead of search results - by Snowknight26

Status : 

  Won't Fix<br /><br />
		Due to several factors the product team decided to focus its efforts on other items.<br /><br />
		A more detailed explanation for the resolution of this particular item may have been provided in the comments section.


ID 650299 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 0
Opened 3/8/2011 10:41:19 PM
Access Restriction Public

Description



Typing ':' (\uFF1A or &#65306;) into the address bar returns an error stating "Windows cannot find ':'. [...]".
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Posted by Microsoft on 3/21/2013 at 1:00 PM

Thanks for reporting this issue. We haven't heard broad issues on this front - we'll continue to collect feedback about this issue and consider a change in a future version.Your feedback is very important to us, and it helps us improve the quality of Internet Explorer. Unfortunately, we are currently unable to address this particular feedback.

We continue to welcome more feedback, so please don't hesitate to report other ways that we can improve Internet Explorer.

Best regards,

The Internet Explorer Team
Posted by Snowknight26 on 11/13/2012 at 10:16 AM
Reproducable in IE10RP for Windows 7.
Posted by Microsoft on 10/14/2011 at 11:16 AM
Thank you for your feedback.

We will be looking into the issue further for IE 10.

Best regards,

The Internet Explorer Team
Posted by Snowknight26 on 3/9/2011 at 10:10 AM
No, it wasn't. What would be the point of submitting this issue (and clearly stating it happens in the RC) if it actually didn't? Does anyone test these issues before closing them anymore?
Posted by Microsoft on 3/9/2011 at 7:12 AM
Thank you for your feedback.

This issue was resolved in Internet Explorer 9 RC and the Platform Preview Build released on 2/10/2011. Please verify the change and file a new feedback (or reactivate the existing one) if the problem persists.

Best regards,

The Internet Explorer Team
Posted by Snowknight26 on 3/8/2011 at 10:42 PM
Also happens with other higher code page colon characters. The given character is just an example.