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Re: [whatwg] getting rid of anonymizing redirects

From: Mathias Bynens <mathiasb@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2014 16:13:03 +0200
Message-ID: <CAPgoku3SHi5FNDjbhrXNFLF+EN6gFa953=Vf-g+tnSx1QJtKBQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
Cc: WHAT Working Group <whatwg@whatwg.org>, "public-web-perf@w3.org" <public-web-perf@w3.org>, Peter Lepeska <bizzbyster@gmail.com>
On Tue, Oct 7, 2014 at 2:06 PM, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl> wrote:
> 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/

There’s also `<meta name=referrer content=…>`:
https://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/Meta_referrer
Received on Tuesday, 7 October 2014 14:13:49 UTC

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