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Inserting referer before redirect




1:13 pm on Jul 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I have a few sites where some pages are redirected (RewriteRule - 301) to a single one on another site.
The problem is that I can't find a way to find out from which site the page is being redirected, as the redirecting referer is not passed through.
I have tried almost everything related to mod-headers without success.
Any ideas?


3:07 pm on Jul 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

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The HTTP_Referer header is sent by HTTP clients, so your server can't send it in a redirect.

Consider appending the information to the URL as a query string (or perhaps as a fragment), and then the target site can retrieve it:

RewriteRule ^my-page$ http:othersite.com/single-page?ReferredBy=my-page



3:20 pm on Jul 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Yes I can add an extra QS as url's already include other queries, but I would prefer referrer solution which seemingly can't be done.

Thanks Jim.


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