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

geege schuman geege4 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 21 10:16:07 PDT 2013


Oy.
On Jun 21, 2013 12:40 PM, "Tom Higgins" <tomhiggins at gmail.com> 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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