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

From: Daniel Rall <dlr_at_collab.net>
Date: 2007-05-24 02:06:27 CEST

On Wed, 23 May 2007, Karl Fogel wrote:

> 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...)

I vote for turning the string into a preprocessor macro that can be
specified at compile time (e.g. 'make SVN_MOD_DAV_SVN_ADVERTISEMENT=xxx').

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