Referrer Risk.
January 1, 2003 4:22 AM   Subscribe

Referrer Risk. Got that 1st of January champagne hangover? Ease your pain, go for world domination by referring URL.
posted by prolific (13 comments total)
'Course it's referer. Arse.
posted by prolific at 4:27 AM on January 1, 2003

Sigh. I know it's the de facto standard, but "referer" looks seriously dumb to my eye.
posted by Vidiot at 4:58 AM on January 1, 2003

"referer" looks seriously dumb to my eye

Agree. To add to the confusion, in Javascript it is document.referrer. But however you spell it, this is another great production by Drunkmenworkhere.
posted by milov at 5:36 AM on January 1, 2003

Reefer risk?
posted by wfrgms at 7:51 AM on January 1, 2003

Reefer Madness: The Musical
posted by blue_beetle at 9:43 AM on January 1, 2003

I think The Brain would like this.

They've misspelled referrer, intentionally or not. The correct spelling is referrer, and as prolific's link to states, referer is a misspelling of referrer. Of course, since those men who put together the site are always drunk, it's understandable that they'd misspell a word every once in a while.
posted by iconomy at 12:06 PM on January 1, 2003

In the HTTP spec, "referer" is misspelled, but due to being adopted as a standard, is correct for use in talking about that particular HTTP header. "Referrer" is the proper spelling otherwise.

"Hey, Bob, does your web application check the HTTP "referer" header?"

"Yes, Jim, it checks who the referrer is by looking for that header."
posted by rusty at 2:14 PM on January 1, 2003

Rusty = mega-nerd. ;)

Guess boing boing's gonna have to start printing passports and currency.
posted by RJ Reynolds at 2:26 PM on January 1, 2003

I just conquered some land in Russia for you, prolific.
posted by iconomy at 2:39 PM on January 1, 2003

As of just now, I've got the #1 spot. My brother needs to tighten up the anti-script measures.

/me trace-buster-buster.
posted by majcher at 5:08 PM on January 1, 2003

majcher: you used a script? bastard!

But by the morning the world will be autopr0n... hrm, now the site seems to be down. That sucks.
posted by delmoi at 6:37 PM on January 1, 2003

I think you broke it. Tsk, tsk.

/me puts hands in pockets, casually walks away, whistling to himself...
posted by majcher at 6:43 PM on January 1, 2003

posted by four panels at 8:04 PM on January 1, 2003

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