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Re: Referer URI MUST NOT include a fragment

From: Albert Lunde <atlunde@panix.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 00:07:38 -0500
To: Vincent Murphy <vdm@vdm.ie>
Cc: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <20090216050737.GA17222@panix.com>
> The point isn't what Youtube do per-se, but the general pattern that
> web authors use query parameters in their URL to track which anchor
> was used to access a link. This leads to new URIs being made which

It seems like one issue is that fragment identifies play a larger
role in HTML than they do in HTTP. HTTP is dealing with requests
for resources, not clicks on a page. Referer does mix the levels to some
extent, but it can apply as much to a web robot as to a browser.
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    Albert Lunde  albert-lunde@northwestern.edu
                  atlunde@panix.com  (new address for personal mail)
                  albert-lunde@nwu.edu (old address)
Received on Monday, 16 February 2009 05:08:12 GMT

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