[Cialug] php $_SERVER['HTTP_REFERER'] and https requests
David W. Body
davidbody at bigcreek.com
Tue Aug 14 17:23:43 CDT 2007
On Aug 14, 2007, at 11:30 AM, David Champion wrote:
> Dumb question... I'm checking the $_SERVER['HTTP_REFERER'] in a php
> page, but if the href comes from a https page, the referrer is empty.
> Checked the apache access_log shows a "-" where the referrer would be.
> Is there a way to get the referrer or ip address from a https request,
> or am I sunk?
According to this article, IE doesn't send the referrer when linking
from an https url to an http url (and in certain other circumstances).
I'm curious if anyone knows anything definitive about how other
browsers handle this.
--David W. Body / Big Creek Software, LLC
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