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Re: "No Referer header found!" ?!?

From: Etienne Miret <elimerl@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2010 10:54:03 +0200
Message-ID: <4C8DE6AB.5010503@gmail.com>
To: jason.vas.dias@gmail.com
CC: www-validator@w3.org
Hello Jason,

As a security measure, browsers usually do not send a referer header
from a from a secure connection, unless the new page is on the same domain.

 * https://example.com/page1 -> https://example.com/page2 : referer
header sent
 * https://example.com/page1 -> http://validator.w3.org/check/referer :
referer header NOT sent
 * https://example.com/page1 -> https://otherexample.com : referer
header NOT sent (even though the now connection is secure)

I sugest you change the URI of the icon from
http://validator.w3.org/check/referer to
http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http://example.com (replacing
http://example.com with the actual URI of your document, of course.)


Etienne Miret
Received on Monday, 13 September 2010 08:54:38 UTC

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