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Re: [whatwg] getting rid of anonymizing redirects

From: Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org>
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2014 13:39:23 -0500
Message-ID: <CABirCh8kVwKX2swtKsfz=SdQ=RkS33Fh8bsW5JoWvK+e1V8wMA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Peter Lepeska <bizzbyster@gmail.com>
Cc: WHAT Working Group <whatwg@whatwg.org>, Chris Bentzel <cbentzel@google.com>, public-web-perf@w3.org
I don't have a list, but as far as I know the only browser with complete
support is WebKit (and now Blink, I guess), though there are apparently
some bugs there.  Firefox has had a ticket open for this for about half a
decade (which has had some activity recently, but with tickets that old I'm
doubtful until it actually gets released...).  I don't think IE has any

I haven't retested any of this recently, so I'd recommend testing for
yourself if you need to be sure.  I haven't tested <meta referer> at all
and don't know anything about its support.

On Tue, Oct 7, 2014 at 9:09 AM, Peter Lepeska <bizzbyster@gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks Glenn.
> Do you happen to have a list of which browsers support it and which do not?
> Thanks,
> Peter
> From: Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org>
> Date: Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 10:00 AM
> To: Peter Lepeska <bizzbyster@gmail.com>
> Cc: Chris Bentzel <cbentzel@google.com>, WHAT Working Group <
> whatwg@whatwg.org>, <public-web-perf@w3.org>
> Subject: Re: [whatwg] getting rid of anonymizing redirects
> On Tue, Oct 7, 2014 at 7:28 AM, Peter Lepeska <bizzbyster@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Hi Chris,
>> Looks like this is already supported:
>> https://html.spec.whatwg.org/multipage/semantics.html#link-type-noreferrer
>> .
>> Just need to educate web developers to you use it.
> People don't use it because it's not supported in most browsers.  It's too
> bad, since "link anonymizers" are terrible and the lack of this feature is
> causing them to continue to be used.
> --
> Glenn Maynard

Glenn Maynard
Received on Tuesday, 7 October 2014 18:39:49 UTC

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