[whatwg] Document referrer and script entry point

Adam Barth w3c at adambarth.com
Mon Oct 22 10:38:09 PDT 2012

To answer these questions, you need to reverse engineer the behavior
of various user agents, compare them, and then pick a consensus
behavior that ideally is both interoperable between user agents and
compatible with existing content.

I'm happy to change WebKit to such a consensus behavior, but I don't
have the time right now to help you reverse engineer the behavior of
WebKit-based user agents.


On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 5:32 AM, Bobby Holley <bobbyholley at gmail.com> wrote:
> Any WebKit folks want to weigh in on this one? Ian, what do you think from
> a spec perspective?
> On Tue, Oct 9, 2012 at 4:59 PM, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky at mit.edu> wrote:
>> On 10/9/12 9:45 AM, Bobby Holley wrote:
>>> I'd like to change Gecko to implement the alternate behavior - that is
>>> to say, making document.referrer refer to the script entry point at
>>> the time of navigation.
>> Specifically for navigation via the "location" object.
>> It's not quite clear to me what should happen for navigation via click()
>> on an anchor or .submit() on a form, and those are a somewhat separate
>> discussion from this one.
>> -Boris

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