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Re: [REFERRER] Where does "Determine request¢s Referrer" get its URL from?

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:27:40 +0000 (UTC)
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
cc: WebAppSec WG <public-webappsec@w3.org>
Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.2.00.1407291825410.8748@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Tue, 29 Jul 2014, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> > 
> > We have a non-JS present. JS is optional in browsers. Some don't have 
> > it at all. We will certainly have a non-JS future, given the work 
> > being done by multiple browser vendors to provide near-machine-code 
> > solutions (for example, PNaCl and asm.js).
> 
> asm.js still has the same runtime.

As far as I can tell, it doesn't have to. I would expect us to move to a 
world where if you hand a UA asm.js code, then the browser uses a 
different runtime entirely, one without any of the ES infrastructure.


> > It's hard for me to work out exactly what we're trying to do with 
> > "client". It's used for the referrer; anything else?
> 
> It's the thing SW uses to talk back to the environment the fetch 
> originated from.

I don't understand what this means. Can you elaborate?

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