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: Comment by antwarrior
by phoenix on Sun 18th Apr 2010 18:26 UTC in reply to "Comment by antwarrior"
phoenix
Member since:
2005-07-11

Can someone please give me a compelling reason to keep the text that indicates the protocol in the address bar?


Because it's part of the address.

All of the following are different addresses:
http://www.somesite.com
https://www.somesite.com
ftp://www.somesite.com
ssh://www.somesite.com
fish://www.somesite.com

The protocol is part of the URI.

This is like saying you can hide the province from all mailing addresses in BC, and everyone will just know that it's a BC address, even though the address is incomplete.

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RE[2]: Comment by antwarrior
by klagermkii on Sun 18th Apr 2010 18:56 in reply to "RE: Comment by antwarrior"
klagermkii Member since:
2009-11-26

Following from that analogy I think it's closer to having someone write

"Planet Earth"

after every address, to prevent mail from accidentally arriving at the ISS or the Moon.

I can't imagine that in total more than 1 in 200 URLs entered into Chromium uses FTP or some other such protocol.

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Planet earth is not a part of the url. That is the difference.

http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1738.txt

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