[whatwg] Calcuating Referer for window.open()
ian at hixie.ch
Thu Jun 11 16:30:34 PDT 2009
On Tue, 26 May 2009, Adam Barth wrote:
> I've been investigating the following question:
> Suppose frame A calls a function defined by frame B, which calls the
> open() method of frame C. What URL is sent in the Referer header?
> My testing shows the following:
> Internet Explorer 8: No Referer sent
> Firefox 3: A's URL
> Safari 3.2: A's URL
> Google Chrome 2: A's URL
> Opera 9.52: C's URL
> My reading of the HTML 5 spec (which is somewhat confusing on this
> point) seems to indicate that B's URL will be sent. Although I agree
> that B's URL is the "morally" right URL to send, it appears that
> browsers favor A's URL.
The spec now says A's URL.
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