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Re: Is referer spelled wrong?

From: Bob Jernigan <jern@spaceaix.jhuapl.edu>
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 1996 11:01:47 -0500 (EDT)
Message-Id: <9607161501.AA25158@sdrmis.jhuapl.edu>
To: Erik Aronesty <earonesty@montgomery.com>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
I think I remember Philip ;-) H-B taking credit for this.  It's
in the spec so forget about changing it.  In the headers it's "Referer".
There is no requirement to propogate the spelling beyond the headers.


> 
> Netscape spells it "Referer".
> 
> Webster's insists it's Referrer not Referer....
> 
> The World-Wide Web Common Code Library version 2.16pre2
> produces "Referer"
> 
> also spelled wrong
> 
> NASA spells it "Referrer", and so does Netcape's JavaScript in their
> "URL" library.
> 
> http://cgi.netscape.com/eng/mozilla/Gold/handbook/javascript/ref_h-l.html
> 
> 
> "IE: referrer - reflects the URL of the calling document "
> 
> 
> 
Received on Tuesday, 16 July 1996 08:10:11 EDT

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