[thelist] Request from Server failing for one user

Hassan Schroeder hassan at webtuitive.com
Fri Jul 23 00:05:59 CDT 2004

Sam Carter wrote:

> I have a user with 2 PCs at his desk.  When pulling a page from our server
> that uses server-side code to find the referring URL, one computer ALWAYS
> gets NULL returned by the server HTTP_REFERER. 

> I do not know where to look.  Does anyone have any idea why or how a server
> could fail to deliver HTTP_REFERER to a specific client PC?

Other way around -- the *client* /may/ send a REFERER to the server;
user agents aren't required to. Proxies may block a sent referer,
and I believe some software personal firewalls do too.

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