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

Gregory Alan Bolcer greg at bolcer.org
Fri Jun 21 10:14:14 PDT 2013


I think you mean Oy, which is short for "Oy veh!"  Oi is a brand of UK 
exported punk rock.

At least according to my GNU dictionary.

Greg

On 6/21/2013 9:39 AM, Tom Higgins wrote:
> 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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