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Re: addendum: broken links into validator

From: Ari Sundholm <megari@freedb.org>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2003 12:45:10 +0300
Message-ID: <005801c33c90$cd010860$7380f3d5@megaricomp>
To: <www-validator@w3.org>

Christopher Abbey wrote:
> I should point out that the linkage only seems to be busted when
> coming from an httpS url such as:
> https://www-124.ibm.com/developerworks/oss/jikes/ I hadn't noticed
> that originally. 

Quoting Liam Quinn:

The HTTP/1.1 spec says:

   Clients SHOULD NOT include a Referer header field in a (non-secure)
   HTTP request if the referring page was transferred with a secure
   protocol.

http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec15.html#sec15.1.3

Best regards,

Ari Sundholm
megari@freedb.org
Received on Friday, 27 June 2003 06:25:51 GMT

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