Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by invinceable, Dec 24, 2010.
is this true that if you run it through an https link it will blank the referrer no matter what?
only in ie if i'm not mistaken. not firefox.
Due to sensitive information potentially being stored in url parameters, it is pretty standard operating procedure for browsers (IE and FF included) to omit the referrer when a user goes from HTTPS to HTTP. Hyperlink, redirect, xhr.. doesnt seem to matter, all will be blanked.
it makes sense to do it, but there will always be shitty browsers like the psp browser, etc.
Yea exactly right. So make sure you test, test again, then test some more
Also good idea to check each and every visitor, and confirm that they can be blanked. Can be tricky to code, but I know it can be done with a little bit of cross domain iframe communication.
I hate doing that ... it was a nightmare to code an offsite content gateway. Oh the horrible AJAX!
also if(isset($_SERVER["HTTP REFERER"]) die("you browser sucks dude");
then again that's if you own the site being redirected to.
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