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

Tom Higgins tomhiggins at gmail.com
Fri Jun 21 09:39:16 PDT 2013


And you guys got on me for misspellings? Oi

-tom


On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 2:44 PM, Joseph S. Barrera III <joe at barrera.org>wrote:

> What a treasure this list is!
>
> - 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<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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