Bug 193870 - Support .test tld for local development
Summary: Support .test tld for local development
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: WebKit
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Page Loading (show other bugs)
Version: Safari Technology Preview
Hardware: Macintosh macOS 10.14
: P2 Normal
Assignee: Nobody
Depends on:
Reported: 2019-01-26 10:21 PST by Chris Chiera
Modified: 2019-01-26 13:26 PST (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Chris Chiera 2019-01-26 10:21:20 PST
.dev it seems has been one of the most popular .tld's used by developers for local development even though of course there was always a chance that .dev could someday be used by actual sites.

With Google officially releasing that tld to the public next month, I assume there will be a mass exodus for users searching for a new .tld. It appears the recommended tld is actually .test which will always be available for that purpose: https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2606.

The problem is, when going to example.test it performs a search rather than attempting to load the site. Having to type a protocal each time or having to end with / is not ideal. Is there plans for Webkit to recognize .test to work as expected without workarounds in preparation for developers switching from .dev?