Does not find the host af, and does no HTTP request at all. Surprisingly clean behaviour for a Microsoft application, but that is because I have configured IE not to search from the address line. Even an ayatollah like me could accept a silent retry at http://www.af/.
Even with address line search enabled, IE will not search when
http: is specified. Good!
Firefox 1.0.7 used Google to figure out that AF means Arbejdsformidlingen.
I'm pretty sure I disabled that once, but I can't remember where to do it.
On another machine, I ended at the U.S. Air Force, which has a certain perverted relevance.
The slightly outdated Opera 8.5
makes a guess at www.af.com, without warning me.
I think http://www.af/ would be a much safer guess,
because the host
www.af is under the authority of the domain
Yes, I said safer guess, having a browser silently going to another place than the one
I asked for, is a security issue. But in general, substituting
[domain] should be safe, if the administration of the domain is doing its part.
Unlike IE, both Opera 8.5 and Firefox 1.0.7 will search, even when I explicitly type
You'd also may like to try to remove all text in the address field in Firebox and then just type b(the letter 'b' - or c)!