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[whatwg] several messages about a way to disable referer headers for links

From: Krzysztof Żelechowski <giecrilj@stegny.2a.pl>
Date: Sat, 03 Nov 2007 18:27:50 +0100
Message-ID: <1194110870.5929.53.camel@a1dmin>
Dnia 03-11-2007, sob o godzinie 08:42 +0000, Ian Hickson napisa?(a):

> On Thu, 19 Jan 2006, Jasper Bryant-Greene wrote:
> > 
> > I quite like this proposal, but while we're at this early stage, it 
> > might be nice to correct the spelling to "referrer" on the attribute... 
> > fix a mistake made long ago by the HTTP guys...
> 
> Yeah... the difficulty is that fixing the spelling means being 
> inconsistent, which is at least as confusing to everyone.
> 
> 
> On Wed, 25 Jan 2006, Tyler Close wrote:
> > 
> > [...]
> 
> Ok, I've added a rel value similar to "nofollow" called "noreferer" that 
> does this.
> 

While we are unable correct the spelling of "referer", we certainly need
not duplicate it for "noreferrer".  There must be some end to this
self-humiliation.
Cheers,
Chris
Received on Saturday, 3 November 2007 10:27:50 GMT

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