about the keyword "referer"

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naki 03/29/2006 07:01 am
what difference is there between the following two start address, any impact on the files to be download?
1)http://www.metaproducts.com/mp/mpProducts_List.asp
Referer=http://www.metaproducts.com/
2)http://www.metaproducts.com/mp/mpProducts_List.asp

in fact the key is on the word "referer", i can find nothing about it in the help file.
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Mark 03/29/2006 07:01 am
the referer is an value which is telling the server the last webpage you was browsing before visiting this site.

for example:
http://www.metaproducts.com/mp/mpProducts_List.asp
Referer=http://www.google.com/

this would simulate that you were coming from google to the www.metaproducts.com/mp/mpProducts_List.asp website.

this is needed for some sites which don?t allow users to download their files from another website.

mark