In message <Pine.LNX.4.62L.0805021115120.3611(a)uglogin.ecs.soton.ac.uk>
John-Mark Bell <jmb(a)netsurf-browser.org> wrote:
Please reply to the mailing list, not me direct, thanks.
Sorry about that, I used a different system to usual and forgot
messenger pro was set to reply to list. Is it possible for the mailing
list to either set a reply to or to come from the group?
On Fri, 2 May 2008, jess hampshire wrote:
> 2008/5/1 John-Mark Bell <jmb(a)netsurf-browser.org>:
>> Ok, this has now been reported on the bug tracker with a log file. The
>> answer is that NetSurf is being less tolerant of junk input than other
>> browsers. However, the URL you're redirecting to contains spaces. These
>> should be percent encoded (i.e replaced with %20).
>> At some point in the relatively near future, I'd expect NetSurf to handle
>> this case. It's not an entirely trivial fix, however.
> When Netsurf can deal with invalid input, would it be a good idea for
> it to prefix the referrer information reported to the site with
> something like Invalid information from http://xxxx
> attempted? Or would that break standards?
Regardless of whether it broke standards (which it would, incidentally),
it'd break real-world web sites. Thus, it's not something we'd want to be
doing. Note also that the Referer header is not affected by HTTP
redirects (i.e. it is preserved across them).
That's a shame, it would be nice for some of the garbage out there to
get noted in some system logs