[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 133566] New: Google's long search URLs referrals appearing in History instead of actually URLs searched for.

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Thu Jun 5 19:11:01 PDT 2014


           Summary: Google's long search URLs referrals appearing in
                    History instead of actually URLs searched for.
           Product: WebKit
           Version: 528+ (Nightly build)
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: Blocker
          Priority: P2
         Component: History
        AssignedTo: webkit-unassigned at lists.webkit.org
        ReportedBy: mableygreen at london.com

Again, apologies, I am not a developer so forgive me but this is a serious blocker I am surprise no one has resolved.

When searching for links on Google, Google inserts its own domain name/URL and tracking information *before* the actually link/URL you are looking for.

This then appears in the History so that you cannot tell by looking at the History what link was which.

For example,

I want to search for "x, y, x". I go to Google, type "x, y, x" and Google offers me 20 links. I Command-click the 10 I am interested in to open them up in new tabs to read later. Those long Google URLs then appear in History. I cannot navigate down through History to find the one I want. If, for example, I close a wrong tab, or want to return to a search later ... I cannot find which Link in the History it was without clicking through a refreshing all 10 of them.

Honestly, someone should tell Google to FO and stop doing it. Add their tracking crap afterwards. But if not, them S/W shold really be smart enough to rip out Google's crap and only put in the actually URL you wanted. 

I don't understand how this works or why Safari writes out the Google URL. At the very least it could wait until it reached the actually URL, or work out the real URL behind the scenes whilst it is doing nothing.

Thank you

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