Closed Bug 397082 Opened 13 years ago Closed 8 years ago

A preference which allows to block cross domain referer data.

Categories

(Firefox :: Preferences, enhancement)

enhancement
Not set
normal

Tracking

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RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 55477

People

(Reporter: jowie.1337, Unassigned)

References

Details

(Keywords: privacy)

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.7) Gecko/20070914 Firefox/2.0.0.7
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.1.7) Gecko/20070914 Firefox/2.0.0.7

Normally, Mozilla sends referer headers for every page you got linked to.

This can be undesired for privacy reasons.

There already is network.http.sendRefererHeader=0. However this blocks all referer data.
One example of this being a bad idea is: Referer data inside domains is often used to prevent hotlinking.

For these reasons I am suggesting a preference which blocks cross domain referer data

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
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Actual Results:  
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Expected Results:  
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The RefControl extension may do what you want:
https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/953
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Keywords: privacy
Blocks: 822869
Blocks: referer
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 55477
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