[whatwg] Feedback on Meta referrer

Boris Zbarsky bzbarsky at MIT.EDU
Thu Jan 5 09:37:05 PST 2012

On 1/2/12 1:55 AM, Simon Pieters wrote:
> What about:
> <head>
> <script src="foo.js"></script>
> <meta name="referrer" content="never">
> <link rel="stylesheet" href="a.css">
> </head>
> ...and the browser speculatively fetches the stylesheet before the
> <meta> element is in the DOM? Should the speculative parser have
> knowledge of <meta name=referrer>?

I would say it should handle this just like it handles <base> tags, 
whether that's through keeping track of it or through the speculation 

>> Yeah. Is there some precedent we should look to here? Perhaps the
>> <base> element?
> Perhaps this should even be an attribute on <base> -- <base referrer="...">

Note that when you have multiple <base> tags only the _first_ takes 
effect, which is not the proposed behavior for <meta referrer>...


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