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I can't create a keyword search bookmark with the search placeholder in the URL (e.g. http://%s.mozilla.org is not allowed)

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I am using Firefox 67.0b3 (64-bit). I normally have keyword searches for URLs where the URL can change (e.g. http://%s.mozilla.org) but in the bookmarks manager, it won't allow me to create this bookmark. Also any existing keyword search bookmarks that had this do not work.

I am using Firefox 67.0b3 (64-bit). I normally have keyword searches for URLs where the URL can change (e.g. http://%s.mozilla.org) but in the bookmarks manager, it won't allow me to create this bookmark. Also any existing keyword search bookmarks that had this do not work.
jscher2000
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Wow, what? Surprisingly, that works in Firefox 66. And not in Developer Edition (67 beta).

I assume someone decided to validate host names as they are saved as bookmarks. Not a crazy idea, but with an unfortunate side effect. I don't know how to track down the relevant bug, so perhaps it is simplest to file a new one asking that %s be allowed in bookmark host names.

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/

Wow, what? Surprisingly, that works in Firefox 66. And not in Developer Edition (67 beta). I assume someone decided to validate host names as they are saved as bookmarks. Not a crazy idea, but with an unfortunate side effect. I don't know how to track down the relevant bug, so perhaps it is simplest to file a new one asking that %s be allowed in bookmark host names. https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/

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Thanks, I created https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1539973 to track this.

Thanks, I created https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1539973 to track this.