Browsers and link-local IPv6 address literals

Bill Owens owens at
Wed Feb 5 16:59:58 CET 2014

On Wed, Feb 05, 2014 at 10:43:46AM -0500, Simon Perreault wrote:
> Am I becoming crazy or do URIs such as these no longer work?
> http://[fe80::1%em0]/
> http://[fe80::1%25em0]/
> http://[fe80::1%em0]:80/
> http://[fe80::1%25em0]:80/
> I tested Firefox 26.0 and Chrome 32.0.1700.102 on Fedora 20. The
> browsers just pass the whole string to Google. There seems to be no
> attempt at connecting: no ND, no SYN, nothing. Just straight to Google.

It appears they haven't worked for some time, at least on Firefox:


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