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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This is a bad idea
by Marus on Sun 18th Apr 2010 15:47 UTC
Marus
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2010-04-18

I could see this change resulting in the development team I work on abandoning Chrome and moving to something else as our target browser for internal apps.

The reason behind this is Chromes handling of non-standard TLDs (which we tend to use for testing/build versions of our projects - e.g. http://project1.build - to make them short and easy to type in); it is bad enough in Chrome that if you don't type in the http:// in front of a URL with a non-standard TLD it will take you to a search page (and then ask if you meant http://whatevever) - but changing it so that every time you want to edit the URL for testing purposes you have to go back to the start of the URL and re-add http:// just makes it unusable.

Well, hopefully if they decided to switch I can convince them to switch to Safari or Opera instead of back to Firefox.

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