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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by JrezIN on Sun 18th Apr 2010 15:56 UTC
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I think the reasons to this changes are overlooked here...
By doing these changes (together with some other in the url filed), Chrome gives more attention to the information in the URL field when this field is displaying a httpS url. Chrome already does color-coding to the url field, displaying only the domain in the normal color and the prefix and everything after the / in a more amine color.

I don't think it's only about "hiding complexity", it's *more* about security.
Google is trying to elevate the browser to the same status as the OS, it is vital to be very clear about security, and that's an important part of Chrome roots, just look at the multi-process design with process sandbox.

But well, the 'issue' aside, it's very good to see a talk with the community about the subject anyway.

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