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Re: struts-tomcat output validating as xhtml 1.1 ? dropping URL part after semicolon, i.e.. "jsessionid=..."

From: <w3validator@puoli.net>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2003 09:21:46 +0200 (EET)
Message-ID: <40224.194.111.39.65.1071127306.squirrel@webmail.neutech.fi>
To: www-validator@w3.org

> Your web browser does not send a Referer:-header for the specific
> request or between you and validator.w3.org is some proxy server that
> filters the referer header out.
> The CSS Validator does not support SSL (AFAICT).

The referers are not necessarily filtered by a proxy.  They are simply not
sent, if the page with the referer link is transferred using SSL.

See http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec15.html#sec15.1.3:
"Clients SHOULD NOT include a Referer header field in a (non-secure) HTTP
request if the referring page was transferred with a secure protocol."

    Samuel
Received on Thursday, 11 December 2003 02:31:31 GMT

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