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Re: lynx-dev Re: lynx and

From: David Woolley
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Re: lynx and
Date: Sun, 31 Oct 1999 10:49:08 +0000 (GMT)

> this is the same problem I had two years ago with another site. This
> site depends on a REFERER header in a reply to a form with GET. Klaus
> gave the answer two years ago:

> > > * Mods in LYGetFile.c to include URLs with content from a form submission
> > >   with method GET in the group for which Referer headers are never sent,
> > >   because the content might include private (e.g., password or credit
> > >   card) information which should not be visible in Referer logs. - FM

It might be of interest to note that at least one commercial web site
log analysis program uses form paramters from Referer to work out what
keywords were used with the search engine request in order to reach the
logged site (a privacy issue).

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