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Re: [PATCH] don't tempt users to add to tigris.org's referer logs

From: Karl Fogel <kfogel_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2007-05-23 16:42:25 CEST

Eric Gillespie <epg@pretzelnet.org> writes:
> Karl Fogel <kfogel@red-bean.com> writes:
>> I'm not sure I get the motivation. This is showing up in HTML output,
>> right? Isn't it standard for a "Powered by Foo" tag to link back to
>> the Foo project? Why wouldn't we want to do that here?
>
> Because this is a version control system, potentially (we svn
> folks hope!) widely deployed in businesses, which would rather
> not have proprietary information (in the form of paths in the
> repository) leaked to tigris.org (in the form of Referer headers).

Okay, I get it now.

(There's no way to write a link in such a way as to signal to the
browser to leave out some of the referrer information? Some
attribute? Hmmm, Googling for it turns up nothing...)

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