URLs are already dead Posted at May 6, 2014 07:00 am by Nicholas C. Zakas Tags:

Browsers, Internet, URLs Last week, there was a fair bit of furor when Jake Archibald wrote an article1 describing an experimental feature in Chrome that hides all but the domain name of the URL you’re on. The idea is very similar to what already happens in the iOS 7 version of Safari: once navigation is underway, the URL is hidden and only the domain name is visible in the location bar. If you want to get to the full URL, then you either click or set focus back to the location bar (in Chrome, you click the domain name). I’ll admit, the first time I encountered this behavior in iOS 7, I was…

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URLs are already dead