[lug] JavaScript Help Forget

Holshouser, David dholshou at ball.com
Fri Mar 23 13:47:35 MST 2001

they've written a file sharing app for a school. 
That app only works with netscape because of some referer idiosyncrasy in
I don't know the details.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	rm at mamma.varadinet.de [SMTP:rm at mamma.varadinet.de]
> Sent:	Friday, March 23, 2001 1:36 PM
> To:	lug at lug.boulder.co.us
> Subject:	Re: [lug] JavaScript Help Forget
> On Fri, Mar 23, 2001 at 01:27:15PM -0700, Holshouser, David wrote:
> > you figure that one out and I've got some friends who would, umm, well
> since
> > I'm in public, we'll just say they'd be happy!
> You have friends that can be made happy with JavaScript Code ? :-)))
> Now you've triggered my curiosity! What do you want to solve with
> that information (on the browser side). Doesn't a client allways 
> 'know' where it came from? I can share a little bit more background
> infos (just to make your friend happy):
>  document.referrer will hold the URL of the page from which
>  the actual page was loaded. This only works if the page was
>  loaded by means of following a link. If the user selected
>  a bookmark or entered the URL directly into the URL field of
>  the browser document.referrer will be empty. IE will only 
>  set this slot if the URL has the protocol HTTP and the current
>  page was loaded by means of a HTTP request.
>  Ralf
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