The end of http://
It his recent article In Memoriam: http:// Joen Asmussen predicts the end of boring "http" prefixes.
Now, why is it important would you ask? Because this is a big paradigm shift. Without "
http://" .com is losing its appeal, at least partially, and new kids on the block will take the light spots.
Welcome to the new era of Internet 3.0 indeed.
In the most recent development build of Google Chrome for Windows, you will no longer see
http://as part of any URLs. Look:
Takes some getting used to, but in comparison,
http://is looking rather quaint now, isn’t it?
What about the
httpsprotocol then? Well Chrome still shows that:
It’s a nice change, and I think there are very few arguments against it. I predict it will gain widespread acceptance — for those that notice the change at all. Rest in peace,