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

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Tue Jan 4 11:45:03 PST 2022


--- Comment #4 from Chris Dumez <cdumez at apple.com> ---
(In reply to Mark Skelton from comment #3)
> (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.

Yes, if other browsers do so, it is pretty good justification for us to do the same indeed.

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