Referer url for browser

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p2 09/17/2004 12:11 pm
Is there a way to have referer url in OEP`s internal browser ?
09/18/2004 12:50 am
> Is there a way to have referer url in OEP`s internal browser ?

AFAIK there is no function to see the Referer (if it isn`t already a part of the URL).
Why do you need to see the Referer?

I only need to see the Referer when I download a project:
You can see the Referer in the Queue tree.

You have the option to see a Referer when you follow a link:
Use CTRL+ALT when you click on a link.

Oleg Chernavin 09/18/2004 02:04 am
I think that it is necessary to specify a referer when browsing pages. I will try to add it. But please let me know if any other Web browser has such feature (Opera, Mozilla).

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff
p2 09/19/2004 01:11 am
> I think that it is necessary to specify a referer when browsing pages. I will try to add it. But please let me know if any other Web browser has such feature (Opera, Mozilla).
> > Best regards,
> Oleg Chernavin
> MP Staff

I am not sure if any browser has this feature. Although Opera and Mozilla can`t do what OEP does. It is a simple protection scheme I adopted for my own closed system website.
Oleg Chernavin 09/19/2004 03:09 am
OK. I will work on this feature this week.

Oleg.
Oleg Chernavin 09/21/2004 09:03 am
I tried to investigate how to do that, but I can`t find any way yet. Sorry.

Oleg.
p2 09/27/2004 11:21 pm
How different does this compare to referer/global referer parameters used within URL for projects ? I am able use referer url within project. I thought it would be nice to be able to do the same in the internal browser.
Oleg Chernavin 09/28/2004 06:29 am
When Offline Explorer loads files itself, it can easily specify the desired referer and other things. But I cannot control MS IE to that extent (embedded MS IE window is being used as the Internal Browser in Offline Explorer).

Oleg.
p2 09/28/2004 11:45 am
Thanks for looking into this.
Franz Muell 02/11/2005 07:48 am
> I think that it is necessary to specify a referer when browsing pages. I will try to add it. But please let me know if any other Web browser has such feature (Opera, Mozilla).
Hello Oleg,
I don`t know whether this helps you, but Konqueror, the builtin browser
of the Linux graphical interface KDE, does the following:
when a page contains a <base href=...> tag, konqueror uses this url
as the referer for following links on that page.
Oleg Chernavin 02/11/2005 08:02 am
This is true for all browsers - including MS IE and Offline Explorer`s too.

Oleg.
Franz Muell 02/11/2005 09:25 am
> This is true for all browsers - including MS IE and Offline Explorer`s too.
Definitely not (I just tried it).
Naturally all browsers use the url from the <base href=...> tag for
the completion of links on that page, but only konqueror uses this
url in the referer header.

<html><body>
<base href="http://home.att.net/~pfrswr/">
<a href="/~pfrswr"><img src="/cgi-bin/counter.gif"></a>
</body></html>

All browsers give a zero picture with this page, only konqueror shows
a different number which was 1922 on my last test.
Defenestration 02/11/2005 10:53 am
It`s possible to send different Referrer`s for different URL`s using a local Proxy called Proxomitron. I use this with Grypen`s filter set, which allows you to specify URL`s and corresponding Referrer`s to use in a text file.

As long a a browser can use a proxy (which all can), then you can use this method. Once set up, just set OE to use proxy server in the options.
Oleg Chernavin 02/12/2005 06:08 am
You can also use the following in Offline Explorer Pro`s URLs field:

http://home.att.net/cgi-bin/counter.gif
Referer=http://home.att.net/~pfrswr/

Oleg.