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Re: Is there a way to identify the a user in a web request?

From: Leon Derczynski <leon@dcs.shef.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 24 May 2013 12:14:29 +0200
Message-ID: <CAPjwwFr4jwcDJZtidgEQWQZuXLtn_tCD_v69qGgBQpBnfjieRQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Cc: Semantic Web <semantic-web@w3.org>
It's been traditional for crawlers to specify an email or web URI in the
"From:" header of any HTTP requests they make; this could readily be used
for an identifying link.

All the best,


On 24 May 2013 11:53, Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com> wrote:

> In most communication protocols it's possible to specify a sender
> For example, when I send a letter I can write my address on the back
> When I make a phone call, it's possible to have "caller display" to see
> who's calling
> When sending an email I can see who the email is from
> But on the web, it's not obvious how to do this
> Does anyone have a solution to this, or why it may be a bad idea?

Leon R A Derczynski
Research Associate, NLP Group

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