Basically, some modern web browsers purposefully obfuscate (aka: hide) the URL scheme by default nowadays. While I understand the desire to simplify the web for non-tech user’s, I—as a software developer and systems administrator—find it to be a bit confusing.
Not only is it odd to see one browser display URLs in a different way from other browsers, in all cases, when I copy and paste the URL from a browser to a text file or the Terminal (in macOS) I see the full URL including the URL scheme/protocol.
So is obfuscating the URL scheme/protocol somehow as standardized UX practice for modern browsers? Meaning if I decide to create “Jakescape Navigator 2020” would I have to follow some established formatting for the omnibox/URL area?
Screenshots below of what I am seeing on macOS Mojave (10.14.5).
Chrome 75.0.3770.100 (Official Build) (64-bit)
Safari 12.1.1 (14607.2.6.1.1)
Firefox 67.0.4 (64-bit)