It would be very useful to be able to specify a static referrer (HTTP referer header value). It would also be useful to specify that the referer may never be sent with the request.
Depends on: 55477
Summary: Debug - Networking should referrer support → Debug - Networking should have static referrer support
To HTTP networking
Assignee: sgehani → darin
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Component: Preferences → Networking: HTTP
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Windows 2000 → All
QA Contact: sairuh → tever
Hardware: PC → All
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Priority: -- → P5
Target Milestone: --- → Future
you can disable the Referer header by setting the following pref: user_pref("network.http.sendRefererHeader", 0); -> future
Not disable (this is bug 55477), but setting it to a static content (for example a URI). This is useful for debugging and testing web applications. I do not know a browser who has this feature, and it would be really handy to have.
I was responding to this part of the bug report: > It would also be useful to specify that the referer may never be > sent with the request. Adding support for a static referrer isn't going to happen anytime soon :(
> Adding support for a static referrer isn't going to happen anytime soon :( Is based on technical or political reasons? It would take ~10 minutes to add this functionality to my patch in bug #55477, but I really can't see how providing the means to send a static referrer would be useful to more than a handful of people. Maybe this would be better done by using an external proxy?
this bug was futured because it was not deemed critical for mozilla 1.0 ... sorry, i should have mentioned that.
A workaround for this bug could be refspoof from mozdev.org http://refspoof.mozdev.org/
Assignee: darin → nobody
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
QA Contact: tever → networking.http
Target Milestone: Future → ---
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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