@fribbledom Shortsighted is a word. I'd use the word moronic.
Even if implemented as intended, (And it's obviously broken as hell), There isn't a good reason to hide that information. There are minimal characters that this is hiding. Like four. Who doesn't have room for four characters?
I use firefox, which at the moment does not do this. But I imagine that if there isn't any significant pushback on this, someone at Moz will decide that they need to copy what Chrome is doing. Ugh.
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