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

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Tue Jan 4 15:05:55 PST 2022


--- Comment #6 from Chris Dumez <cdumez at apple.com> ---
(In reply to Chris Dumez from comment #5)
> Ok, here is a better test repro:
> - https://codepen.io/cdumez/pen/poWKzxV
> 1. Right-click link > open in new tab
> 2. Notice that there is no referrer printed out in Safari but there is one
> in both Chrome and Firefox.

This appears to be a Safari issue though, not a WebKit one. If I use WebKit's mini browser and click "open in new window", then I see a referrer.

The problem is that Safari hijacks the context menu and has its own actions in there. Those "Open Link in..." actions do not send a referrer header.

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