I don’t see why the Chromium developers decided remove the “http://” in the URL bar in favor of a globe icon. Clearly something in the URL should be replaced with an image, since images are what people get. But why the “http://”?
What should have been replaced with the globe icon is the WWW in URLs. Since WWW, last I checked back in 1996, stood for World Wide Web, this would make total sense. Not only that, it also avoids all those copy and paste bugs people are complaining about.
I think the Chromium developers made a huge mistake.