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lynx-dev HTTP_REFERER for pages that are result of form submission via G
lynx-dev HTTP_REFERER for pages that are result of form submission via GET
Sun, 7 Apr 2002 16:05:04 +0500 (SAMST)
Just found that lynx doesn't send HTTP_REFERRER for pages that are result of
form submission via GET. Quote from lynx.cfg shows that this is
# If NO_REFERER_HEADER is TRUE, Referer headers never will be sent in
# transmissions to servers. Lynx normally sends the URL of the document
# from which the link was derived, but not for startfile URLs, 'g'oto
# URLs, 'j'ump shortcuts, bookmark file links, history list links, or
# URLs that include the content from form submissions with method GET.
# If left FALSE here, it can be set TRUE at run time via the -noreferer
That seems to be a very wrong approach, that makes developing lynx-friendly
dynamic web sites much more difficult (thus making some webmasters totally
forget about lynx-friendliness). Moreover, Mozilla, NN4.x and IE send
HTTP_REFERRER for pages that are result of form submission via GET, unlike
So I strongly recommend this totally wrong lynx's behaviour to be corrected.
What do you think about this?
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