Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#1096 closed defect (invalid)

request.META['HTTP_REFERER'] is misspelled

Reported by: bretthoerner@… Owned by: Adrian Holovaty
Component: Core (Other) Version: master
Severity: trivial Keywords:
Cc: Triage Stage: Unreviewed
Has patch: no Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: UI/UX:

Description

Referrer. Took me a while to figure out why it was freaking out when I tried to access that, hah!

Unless, of course, I'm missing something and it is actually spelled this way for HTTP... w3 has some documents that say 'Referer', too, but they all have [sic] after them, sooo...

Just a small one. :)

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by anonymous

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

Sad but true. Google hits:

1,540,000 for HTTP_REFERER
18,100 for HTTP_REFERRER

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by anonymous

referer in cgi
referrer in javascript :)

comment:3 Changed 10 years ago by jesse.lovelace@…

The RFC states:

The Referer[sic] request-header field allows the client to specify, for the server's benefit, the address (URI) of the resource from which the Request-URI was obtained (the "referrer", although the header field is misspelled.)

(from http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec14.html#sec14.36)

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