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When I go through this process in firefox the page and referer shows up correctly: the page is the redirecting script (www.mydomain.com/redirect) and the referer is the "iframe-page" (partners.mydomain.com).
HOWEVER, when I do the same in Internet Explorer the referer shows up as NULL, which basically brakes the functionality in the thirdparty site. Does anyone know how I can repair IE's broken referer functionality? (Or am I doing something wrong...?)
BTW: I'm beginning to suspect that the problems lie within the partners.mydomain.com and www.mydomain.com cross-overs. May the problem be that IE does not store referers across (sub-)domains? If so, can I work around it or do I need to use the same domain on both scripts?
- many firewalls (such as the very popular Norton Internet Security suite) disable referrers altogether
- you can easily switch off referrers in browsers such as Firefox or Opera
- you can fake a referrer
You would be better using cookies or passing details within the URL.