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Re: Sending Referer [#144]

From: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Jun 2009 14:14:13 -0700
Message-ID: <7789133a0906011414p7ce5b082j74dfb04c24b04611@mail.gmail.com>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 12:14 PM, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> wrote:
> Adam Barth wrote:
>> On Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 11:40 AM, Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com> wrote:
>>> With regards to the 'null' value, we should try to pick a value that's
>>> friendly to regular expressions (i.e., avoids . / [ and similar
>>> characters) because many web application firewalls (who would use this
>>> value) express their rules in terms of regular expressions.
>>
>> One possible value we could use is
>>
>> about:blank

[...]

>> about:noreferrer
>
> That will be tricky to use, as it would be a downref to a Proposed Standard
> (*). HTTPbis will be (at least) one step ahead on the standards ladder).

We need only suggest (require?) the literal "about:blank" without a
downref.  That is syntactically an absolute URI, and the use should
not conflict with any other use of that sequence of bytes.

Adam
Received on Monday, 1 June 2009 21:15:05 GMT

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