04 May 2014 As was pointed out last week, Google Chrome has been experimenting with hiding the URL from the browser. Recently, Jake Archibald, a member of the Chrome team, wrote a piece talking about how this change is great for security. I don’t think it is great for anything. This is what the current implementation looks like: As you see it is hiding the complete URLs here in favor of showing just the domain name. URLs are the building blocks of the web. Every website contains hundreds or thousands of URLs. Every page has a unique URL so that you can identify it and share it with other people. There is a reason they have always been front and center in all web browsers. Call me cynical, but…

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Chrome’s experiment of hiding the URL is awful


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