Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 18th Apr 2010 11:57 UTC, submitted by Anonymous
Google Now this is something that I find really interesting. We all know and love Google Chrome/Chromium (and if you don't, you're demonstrably wrong), but Google recently made a change in the developer version that ruffled some feathers: the URL field will no longer show the "http://". This made a lot of people very upset.
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RE: copy/paste
by btrimby on Sun 18th Apr 2010 14:29 UTC in reply to "copy/paste"
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2009-09-30

There are numerous bugs related to their initial implementation of this that they are in the process of fixing. The pasted link is *supposed* to have the http:// displayed. This is not the case just yet, but pidgin does accept the paste and it just looks wrong, but behaves correctly.


Another bug is when you do this (http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=41585):

http://ftp.mozilla.org [enter]

Becomes:

ftp.mozilla.org

If you then just hit enter, it goes to ftp://ftp.mozilla.org which is just wrong.

As a software engineer, I understand that these are possibly unforeseen bugs with the change to the behavior, but why break something that's been working for so many years? Keep in mind that those bugs will probably be fixed before they're moved into beta.

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