[FoRK] OK, which one of you old time HTTP spec guys is responsible for "referer"?

Joseph S. Barrera III joe at barrera.org
Tue Jun 18 13:44:38 PDT 2013


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- Joe

P.S. I'm pretty sure they had PAPER DICTIONARIES back in 1995...

P.S. Well, at least spell has since been fixed. Or should I say, at 
least GNU Spell gets it right.

On 06/18/2013 01:40 PM, Lucas Gonze wrote:
> http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/ange/archives/archives-95/http-wg-archive/0442.html
>
> *John Franks* (*john at math.nwu.edu* <john at math.nwu.edu>)
> *Thu, 9 Mar 1995 22:46:47 -0600 (CST)*
>
> Has anyone else noticed that the HTTP header "Referer:" is spelled wrong?
>
>
> *Roy T. Fielding* (*fielding at avron.ICS.UCI.EDU* <fielding at avron.ICS.UCI.EDU>)
> *Thu, 09 Mar 1995 21:24:23 -0800*
>
> That's okay, neither one (referer or referrer) is understood by "spell"
> anyway.  I say we should just blame it on France.  ;-)
>
> ........Roy
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 8:53 AM, Gregory Alan Bolcer <greg at bolcer.org>wrote:
>
>> Never fix, always refactor.
>>
>> Greg
>>
>>
>> On 6/18/2013 8:35 AM, Joseph S. Barrera III wrote:
>>
>>> I'm looking at code like
>>>
>>>       String referrer = Thing.getReferer();
>>>
>>> and I'm faced with a philosophical dilemma: is "referrer" misspelled
>>> here? Do I fix it?
>>>
>>> - Joe
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