Author Topic: http:// vs www. ?  (Read 215 times)  Share 

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Seven

  • My Posting Hero
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,934
  • Karma: 19
  • Member since: 25/07/2011
    YearsYearsYearsYearsYearsYears
http:// vs www. ?
« on: March 31, 2017, 10:32:12 AM »
why dont i see http:// on web address's anymore.
Now i only see www.  and on some browers www. address show me unsecured connections.

Like monzilla firefox and fox news.
What consumes your mind controls your life

Offline David Bucci

  • Sysop/Administrator
  • *
  • Posts: 6,307
  • Karma: 0
  • Gender: Male
  • Member since: 15/09/2007
    YearsYearsYearsYearsYearsYearsYearsYearsYearsYears
    • David Bucci Voice Talent, LLC
  • Skype: Booch.21
Re: http:// vs www. ?
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2017, 12:41:36 PM »
I think browsers are simply not showing the http:// any longer.  Safari on my iMac doesn't and Firefox at work doesn't.  I believe it's programmed in as a constant, either http:// or https://, depending on if it's secure or not.


There is a sacred nobility in knowing when to be silent and just listen. ~~ Try being informed instead of just opinionated.

Offline Lazarus_Long

  • My Posting Hero
  • ******
  • Posts: 7,608
  • Karma: 38
  • Sic Transit Gloria Mundi
  • Member since: 10/07/2008
    YearsYearsYearsYearsYearsYearsYearsYearsYears
Re: http:// vs www. ?
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2017, 07:31:57 AM »
Here are instructions for changing the browser parameters for Firefox to display http: prefix...

http:// prefix no longer appears in address bar

Open the about:config page, type about:config in the location (address) bar and press the "Enter" key, just like you type the url of a website to open a website.
 You will see a warning, then you confirm that you want to access that page.
     
You can set the pref browser.urlbar.trimURLs to false on the about:config page to see the http: protocol.

You can set the pref browser.urlbar.formatting.enabled to false on the about:config page to disable the highlighting of the domain and see the full URL more clearly.

Latest versions of Firefox are displaying an unsecured warning when entering a password into an insecure site (no https: prefix), if you want to disable that warning, let me know and I will post instructions on how to do it.
"Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences.” - Robert Louis Stevenson

Offline Tuxie

  • Doesn't Get Much Better Than This
  • ****
  • Posts: 315
  • Karma: 1
  • Subs and Ice Cream 576-2255
  • Member since: 01/09/2009
    YearsYearsYearsYearsYearsYearsYearsYears
    • Tuxies Ice Cream Website
Re: http:// vs www. ?
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2017, 12:31:26 AM »
Short answer: it's still there.

Sites that think you should be on a secure page redirect you to a secure page.

This is probably a result of using the address bar as a search bar. So that thank you Safari, or thank you Firefox? As an iPhone 4 user, it makes me to type as little as possible.
Well, it's one louder, isn't it?