As Google turns 10 this year, it wants to change the way we interact with internet. The company did a lot of revolutionary work that includes ad management, auto updates, web encryption with https, etc. And now the company has announced to kill URLs from Chrome. This is undoubtedly a big step for web access facilities. Google is now aiming to remove URL’s from chrome.
What are URLs?
Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) are basically web addresses. They help you to get to the correct web page of the right web server by directing your browsers. Every URL is unique, long and complex. It is a mixture of letters and numbers in a string.
According to Google, URLs have boost cyber crimes in recent years. They also took advantage of the public visiting their sites because the victims can’t be sure what’s in the page they are visiting. However in 2003, Google experimented this change with “origin chip” but discontinued due to criticism.
What Google says about URLs?
“They’re hard to read, it’s hard to know which part of them is supposed to be trusted, and in general I don’t think URLs are working as a good way to convey site identity. So we want to move toward a place where web identity is understandable by everyone—they know who they’re talking to when they’re using a website and they can reason about whether they can trust them. But this will mean big changes in how and when Chrome displays URLs. We want to challenge how URLs should be displayed and question it as we’re figuring out the right way to convey identity,” said Adrienne Porter Felt, Chrome’s engineering manager told Wired.
“I don’t know what this will look like, because it’s an active discussion in the team right now. But I do know that whatever we propose is going to be controversial. That’s one of the challenges with a really old and open and sprawling platform. Change will be controversial whatever form it takes. But it’s important we do something, because everyone is unsatisfied by URLs.”
“They [URL’s] kind of suck.” -said Parisa Tabriz, Chrome’s director of engineering.
Tabriz added that whatever we do is going to be controversial and people are going to freak out. Porter Felt revealed that Google will share the ideas later this year or the early next. The company wants to enhance their security model. There vision is not to upend URLs. Lets wait to experience one of the biggest changes in the history of internet. Read more on TechieScoops. Also, follow us on instagram for quick updates.