Sometimes Google makes very dumb, very stupid, very damaging decisions.
Chrom* : handle with care. Breaking thousands of server admins' workflow on a whim on any given day.
This is the same kind of crap that every browser maker pulled when they had an overwhelming marketshare. (Netscape, Microsoft, and now Google.) In short, any browser maker with a dominant marketshare cannot seem to resist the temptation to declare themselves "Emperor of the Web" and try to dictate to everyone else.
I wonder if the fact that the comments on that bug were almost unanimously critical will have any sway upon them.
Self-proclaimed emperors tend not to care what the peasants think.