* Posts by planetvampire

2 posts • joined 7 Sep 2018

Official: Google Chrome 69 kills off the World Wide Web (in URLs)


Another good example http://chiark.greenend.org.uk/ vs http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/

The bare domain tells the user they need to actually put www in front. But as far as the user is concerned in Chrome 69, it vanishes again as soon as they type it and hit enter... C'mon!


As a webmaster, I think I might be just *slightly* annoyed by Google's stance and making a one-man protest. I actually *want* my visitors to know that they are definitely not on the bare domain as the URL. For now, https://www.planetvampire.com/ now redirects to https://double-yoo-double-yoo-double-yoo.planetvampire.com/ . Now it has even more characters displayed in the URL bar. C'mon Google, I should not have to resort to such silly measures to counter your silliness.

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