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

Tom Higgins tomhiggins at gmail.com
Fri Jun 21 11:15:37 PDT 2013


I was actually going for OI, as in "Oi whatcha spellz chex me fer guv, mind
yer peas and cues" and less as OI  as sent up by
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKk-2Pu2N8g .  Oy, as in oy vey ist mer,
does not really fit as I am not so much saying that I am the woeful one in
topic.  What a mishigas. :)-

-tom ( Er zigt ivre vi a hak shvimy!)


On Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 11:16 AM, geege schuman <geege4 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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