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Re: lynx-dev Question about Referrals

From: Michael Warner
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Question about Referrals
Date: Mon, 23 Dec 2002 12:54:34 -0800
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On or about 23 Dec, 2002, Edward Dwyer
<address@hidden> wrote:

> I have seen people talking about how you can change your url
> referral on lynx.  Is there a commandline switch (--referal=?).

You can change lynx's referer behavior in a few ways, but can't
specify the referer string to send, which I gather is what you
are looking for.  Mozilla with the Multizilla extension allows
that, I believe.

Search lynx.cfg for REFERER and you'll find (briefly summarized):

  If set to TRUE, lynx never sends the URL of the page from
  whence you came.  Some sites won't work with this setting.  The
  commandline switch for this is " -noreferer ".

  If set to TRUE, referer won't be sent if the referring page has
  a FILE:// URL (a page on your local machine with links to
  external sites, for instance).  Commandline: -nofilereferer

  When the referring URL looks like
  " http://site?name=joe&passwd=seekrit&;... ", DROP sends no
  referer, SEND does, and PARTIAL sends just the URL portion
  preceeding the query part.  No commandline switch, AFAIK.

More details in the lynx.cfg comments.


Michael Warner   | Procrastinate now.
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