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Re: [whatwg] getting rid of anonymizing redirects

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2014 14:06:43 +0200
Message-ID: <CADnb78jTT1Ea-dyfKrS+G18v2LaMdnA9zW3w0=therNhLxN_eg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Peter Lepeska <bizzbyster@gmail.com>
Cc: WHAT Working Group <whatwg@whatwg.org>, "public-web-perf@w3.org" <public-web-perf@w3.org>
On Tue, Oct 7, 2014 at 1:58 PM, Peter Lepeska <bizzbyster@gmail.com> wrote:
> Some web site developers use redirects to strip out referrer headers from
> requests issued from users clicking links on their site. This causes a
> blocking round trip and so has a really big impact on web performance.
>
> Can we give developers an alternative to this technique that will not incur
> a performance penalty? For instance, can linkable elements support a
> ³no-referrer² attribute or something similar?

https://html.spec.whatwg.org/multipage/semantics.html#link-type-noreferrer
http://w3c.github.io/webappsec/specs/referrer-policy/


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