[thelist] http headers from email client?

.jeff jeff at members.evolt.org
Wed Sep 5 12:53:55 CDT 2001


> From: Scott Schrantz
> When you click on a link in most e-mail clients, on
> Windows at least, it will open your browser and
> automatically enter the URL in the Address bar. Because
> of that, the only headers that will be sent are the ones
> that are normally sent when you type the URL in manually.
> It will send headers, but the HTTP_REFERER will be blank.

this is an accurate assessment of the internet explorer.  however, if you're
using netscape mail and navigator, it will send the referrer as a weird
hybrid of local file path and query string.



jeff at members.evolt.org

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