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Re: lynx-dev HTTP_REFERER for pages that are result of form submission v

From: Vlad Harchev
Subject: Re: lynx-dev HTTP_REFERER for pages that are result of form submission via GET
Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2002 15:16:27 +0500 (SAMST)

On Mon, 8 Apr 2002, Walter Ian Kaye wrote:

> At 12:01p +0500 04/08/2002, Vlad Harchev didst inscribe upon an 
> electronic papyrus:
> >On 7 Apr 2002, clemensF wrote:
> >
> >  >
> >  > that doesn't do it??  what happens?  remember, if you're a micro$oft
> >
> >  It doesn't help as I said earlier. Here is another time I quote
> >documentation:
> >
> ># 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.
> >
> >  This means lynx won't ever send referer for "URLs that include the content
> >from form submissions with method GET".
> Unless you tell it otherwise. We're telling you that telling it 
> otherwise WILL work. Humor us and try it. :)
> I have a CGI which is a two-parter; first part is a GET, second part 
> is a POST. The second part reads the HTTP_REFERER from the GET 
> submission. It does work! You just have to change your lynx.cfg file 
> from the default settings to the settings as clemensF posted.

 I've already told that I have to get lynx to send referer for the url that
includes content from form submissions with method GET. In other words, there
is a 2-step CGI script - when one visits it, it spews a form with method set
to GET (not POST as was in your case) - and when one submits that form, lynx
doesn't send http_referer along with it (as specified in the documentation

 Of course I tried setting the following explicitly in lynx.cfg:

 Best regards,

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