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James Graham jg307 at cam.ac.uk
Thu Jan 19 15:17:30 PST 2006

Thomas Much wrote:
> am 19.01.2006 23:50 Uhr schrieb Tyler Close unter tyler.close at gmail.com:
>>> No, they'll just disable it
>> Why hasn't this happened to the HTTP Referer header?
> There are browsers out there that let the user disable the HTTP referrer
> (and enable it only for certain sites that require it for whatever reasons).
> And our users definitely use this feature.

Indeed. I believe that even browsers significantly more popular than 
iCab allow for this. Yet the vast majority of people leave the feature on.

"It seems to be a constant throughout history: In every period, people 
believed things that were just ridiculous, and believed them so strongly 
that you would have gotten in terrible trouble for saying otherwise."

-- http://www.paulgraham.com/say.html

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