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IE 5.22 on Mac Transmitting HTTP Referer from Secure Page Dec 24 2003 04:16PM
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Documented instance of Internet Explorer 5.22 on a Mac transmitting an HTTP Referer header from a link on a secure page (https):

http://www.gadgetopia.com/2003/12/23/OutlookWebAccessPrivacyHole.html

This is clearly covered in the HTTP 1.1 spec (RFC 2616), Section 15.1.3, "Encoding Sensitive Information in URI's":

"Clients SHOULD NOT include a Referer header field in a (non-secure) HTTP request if the referring page was transferred with a secure protocol."

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