1. iMore.com's Avatar



    Should web browsers stop showing URLs?

    A recent Canary build of Google Chrome replaced the uniform resource locator (URL) of websites with the domain name of the website. So, for example, instead of http://www.imore.com/should-modern-w...just-site-name it would only give you imore.com. This has sparked an interesting debate about the nature of the web, technology, and usability. URLs are inhuman but they're also a foundational part of the web. So, should they be hidden away to make a simpler, cleaner web, or do they need to be preserved because they functionally matter?

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    05-11-2014 08:30 PM
  2. acerace113's Avatar
    I think the address bar should show just the site name until you move the mouse over it then it should show the full URL. On mobile it should show the just the site name until you tap on it then it shows the full URL.


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    Tartarus likes this.
    05-12-2014 12:01 AM
  3. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    As long as I have access to the actual site url, I'm okay with browsers only displaying the site's name. However, without having the ability to view the actual url, I can foresee a lot a phishing sites taking advantage.
    kataran likes this.
    05-12-2014 02:55 PM
  4. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I like the entire URL.
    05-12-2014 02:57 PM

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