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    Did You Know - HTTP Header Field "referer" is a misspelling?

    I am sure many did not know this


    Origin of the term referer

    The misspelling referer originated in the original proposal by computer scientist Phillip Hallam-Baker to incorporate the field into the HTTP specification.[1] The misspelling was set in stone by the time of its incorporation into the standards document Request for Comments (RFC) 1945; document co-author Roy Fielding has remarked that neither "referrer" nor the misspelling "referer" were recognized by the standard Unix spell checker of the period.[2] "Referer" has since become a widely used spelling in the industry when discussing HTTP referrers; usage of the misspelling is not universal, though, as the correct spelling of "referrer" is used in some web specifications such as the Document Object Model.

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    WoW..!! Quite amazing fact. Didn't even thought of it
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    I first read this in Web Application Hacker's Handbook. But thanks for the back story

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    Nice one. And I thought that is the actual spelling of it before this

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