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Re: Include Referer-HTTP-header in requests from XMLHttpRequests

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 15:36:36 -0400
Message-ID: <c70bc85d0606281236q56140d0cy1c78f50472868736@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Sven Neuhaus" <sn@heise.de>
Cc: public-webapi@w3.org

Sven,

I think the value's pretty low for the single domain case, no?  Since
requests will only ever be made back to the server that served the
script, that would make for a pretty information-free referer log
AFAICT.

Do you have some specific use cases?

Mark.

On 6/23/06, Sven Neuhaus <sn@heise.de> wrote:
>
> Hello,
>
> currently, there is no standard behaviour for XMLHttpRequests regarding the
> Referer HTTP header - some browsers send it, others don't [see also
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=170477].
>
> As a web developer, I would welcome it if the referer header was sent by as
> many browsers as possible when using XMLHttpRequests. It helps a lot when
> analyzing problems and figuring out the origin of requests.
> Please include the Referer header in the specification as a recommended
> header for HTTP requests generated by the XMLHttpRequest object.
>
> Suggestion:
> 'HTTP requests SHOULD by default include the "Referer" HTTP header.'
>
> This probably belongs in the description of the "send" method.
>
> Regards,
> -Sven Neuhaus
>
>
>
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