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'referrer' directive strawman.

From: Mike West <mkwst@google.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 19:21:47 +0200
Message-ID: <CAKXHy=fC9ESzPXZVJGSieHGTRmqa_zvHCNs0Ze-ogn9Ri=jVGw@mail.gmail.com>
To: "public-webappsec@w3.org" <public-webappsec@w3.org>
Cc: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
I put in a strawman draft of a 'referrer' directive to control a document's
referrer policy, borrowing liberally from
http://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/Meta_referrer. Talking to some folks today, I
realized that I never sent this out for comment. Apologies!

I'd love feedback on

Specifically, two things:

1. I'm sure the fetch integration is done poorly. Anne, help? :)

2. The handling of multiple policies needs some discussion. Blink/WebKit
currently implement a "last policy wins" rule for <meta referrer>. That
doesn't really fit with CSP, but
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=704320 lists some potentially
interesting use-cases for the current state of things.


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