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Re: [whatwg] Referer header sent with <a ping>?

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 22:18:33 +0000 (UTC)
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: Kornel Lesinski <kornel@geekhood.net>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0802122217330.20115@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Tue, 12 Feb 2008, Julian Reschke wrote:
> So why not use something else for filtering ping requests? Why does it 
> need to use the Referer header?

We're not trying to use Referer to filter ping requests. We're trying to 
prevent sites that look at the Referer header from thinking that the 
header is absent or that it has a value that is from its own domain.

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