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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Didn't notice till now
by waid0004 on Sun 18th Apr 2010 19:30 UTC
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2009-06-19

I've been running the latest Chrome builds (currently 5.0.375.9 dev) and I didn't notice this until now. In the context of a web browser, there are only two reasons it would matter to me personally.

1. If I copy a link from the address bar, I will certainly want the starting "http://", currently the version I use of Chrome does this.

2. If this web browser also functions as a browser of other URI types, then the other URI type identifiers are necessary. For example, if the web browser is also a file browser it may (or may not) display the starting "http://" if when I navigate to a local directory it displays the starting "file://", currently the version I use of Chrome does this.

Thus, I don't see anything wrong with this change.

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