[whatwg] norefer vs refer
ian at hixie.ch
Wed Feb 20 11:02:35 PST 2008
On Sun, 11 Nov 2007, Jim Jewett wrote:
> Instead worrying about how to spell noreferer, why not meet the need
> another way, such as a "refer" attribute which indicates a string to use
> in place of the URL.
> <a href="www.example.com">default to using the
> current URL</a>
> <a href="www.example.com"
> refer="http://localcharity.org">Give the affiliate
> credit to localcharity.org</a>
> <a href="www.example.com" refer="None">Don't
> provide any particularly useful tracking
While well-meaning, this feature could unfortunately be used for all kinds
of evil things, such as getting around CSRF protection, bandwidth
leeching, and so forth.
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