I had the exact same thought as this person... why don't browsers respect /etc/services ports.
Answer: They aren't supposed to.
@emacsen This makes sense to me because OP is making an http request still, just over a port that's reserved for another protocol. Protocol should be in the scheme of the URI:
This still saves OP from having to memorize port numbers
I was thinking more along the lines if I have something like syncthing running on 8123
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