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Motive for query string parameter named url

why is someone appending this param to my pages?

3:36 pm on Jan 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

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When reviewing our web logs, we often see attempts to hit urls on our web site where the caller has appended a querystring with a parameter named url. For example:


Is there any legitimate purpose for this or is it nefarious?

3:42 pm on Jan 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Maybe they want you to visit their site. A really dumb way to build site traffic stats, either to impress their advertisers or to get you to buy something. Or to hijack your browser.