Recently I ran into interesting issue with Memex 1.5.3 on Firefox 72.
It looks like the bookmarks are either saved or presented without the
www. subdomain. To reproduce the issue, let’s try some misconfigured website which doesn’t work without
www. subdomain but does serve something on the root domain, so the browser won’t redirect me to
Steps to reproduce:
- Go to http://www.krkavcimatka.cz/
- Click “Star This Page” in Memex extension
- Go to Memex Dashboard
- Click the link for that page
Expected behavior: I will be taken to the website I have saved.
Actual behavior: This URL is opened instead: http://krkavcimatka.cz/ (notice the missing
www.) and I see an error:
(It’s Google 404 error apparently because the website is powered by Blogger.)
Arguably the root issue here is misconfigured website which should serve the same content both with and without the
However if this is actually caused by Memex (and I don’t see any other possible culprit here), I really would expect a bookmarking extension to store the URLs exactly as I provide them and don’t change them in any way.