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Re: lynx-dev HTTP_REFERER missing when posting from CGI

From: Doug Kaufman
Subject: Re: lynx-dev HTTP_REFERER missing when posting from CGI
Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2001 16:43:32 -0800 (PST)

On Mon, 31 Dec 2001, Walter Ian Kaye wrote:

> At 11:26a +0000 12/31/2001, David Woolley didst inscribe upon an 
> electronic papyrus:
> >Suppressing the query string is a policy issue.
> But why doesn't the lynx.cfg setting have any effect? I think that is a bug!

It does have an effect. You have to set the correct item.
> >From the Lynx point of view, I believe it is simply that it might 
> >contain passwords, but, it is also worth noting that if you look at 
> ... 
> With that attitude, Lynx should summarily reject all third-party cookies.
> It doesn't, and neither should it summarily reject the referer query string.

Lynx is configurable on this issue. See "REFERER_WITH_QUERY" in
Doug Kaufman
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