[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 234511] Open Link in New Tab does not send referer header

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Tue Jan 4 11:03:42 PST 2022


--- Comment #3 from Mark Skelton <mskelton at widen.com> ---
(In reply to Chris Dumez from comment #2)
> It is not clear to me here that this is a bug and that we are expected to
> send a referrer header here.
> How is that different from copying the link URL, opening a new tab and
> pasting the URL in the URL bar (which is basically what this menu action
> does)?

Other browsers correctly attach the Referer header when opening links in a new tab (save for a minor bug in Chrome) so I would hope Webkit would follow suit to be consistent.

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