Re: Broken links, are we ever going to address them?

Reinier Post (
Mon, 30 Jan 1995 17:02:48 +0100

Jon E. Mittelhauser writes:

>>Mozilla has a bug, it sends a referer field even when the
>>user types in the URL or selects it from a bookmark etc.
>>Whatever the user was looking at before doing this, is sent
>>as the referer.
>>Ncom know about the bug, and will presumably fix it for 1.1
>Correct. It is already fixed.

I'm currently using this in a script I wrote, assuming it was the
intended behavior for Referer. The script does some manipulation on
part of Web space, and a URL must be supplied to indicate which part.
The Referer value is the most reasonable default value I could think of;
used for this purpose, it would be quite useful to fill it even on 'Open URL'
actions, hotlist selections, or any other means of jumping to URLs.

I haven't studied the rationale for Referer in any detail, but the 'buggy'
ibehavior is useful in any case.

Reinier Post