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Re: Sending Referer [#144]

From: Henrik Nordstrom <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>
Date: Sat, 13 Jun 2009 01:10:13 +0200
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
Message-Id: <1244848213.9699.2.camel@localhost.localdomain>
tis 2009-06-02 klockan 01:50 +1000 skrev Mark Nottingham:

> However, in previous discussions, Adam et al indicated that it would  
> be interesting to require that Referer always be sent, by minting a  
> new value (e.g., 'null', although it will have to be something else,  
> since "null" is a valid partial-URI) to indicate when a Referer is not  
> available.

Not having that discussion in front of me, but why would one want this?

A non-existing Referer header means that the user agent either don't
have a referer URI, or do not want to tell what it was. How is sending a
"null" Referer header different from this?

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