[whatwg] <meta name="referrer">

Glenn Maynard glenn at zewt.org
Tue Oct 25 16:50:00 PDT 2011

On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 7:22 PM, Adam Barth <w3c at adambarth.com> wrote:

> I've written a spec for <meta name="referrer"> and moved the
> registration the "Proposals that don't meet the requirements for a
> registration" to the "Registered Extensions" section of
> http://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/MetaExtensions.
> Let me know if you have any feedback:
> http://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/Meta_referrer
> Please find below the use cases and examples from the spec.  (Details
> are, of course, in the spec itself.)

It would be nice if this could be done orthogonally to rel="noreferrer", and
in a way that's link-specific instead of global to the whole page; for
example, <a rel="originreferrer">, <a rel="alwaysreferrer">.

Also, is this really intended to affect things other than links (eg. images
and other resources)?  rel=noreferrer only works on links.

Also, note noreferrer's effect on "opener", which is probably appliable here
as well:

Glenn Maynard

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