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From "Paul Li" <pau...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] A question about the request line and the referer
Date Sat, 02 Aug 2008 20:00:30 GMT
Thanks! Paul
On Sat, Aug 2, 2008 at 3:52 PM, André Warnier <aw@ice-sa.com> wrote:
> Paul Li wrote:
>>
>> Yeh, I'm asking something about programming...
>>
>> André. could you tell me why some referer pages are displayed as "-",
>> but some are url ?
>
> The "-" referer probably comes because the caller did not provide a
> "Referer:" header in his request.
>
> For example, open a new browser and acces a URL on your server, then look at
> the access log.  It will probably show a "-" for the referer.
>
> Or, if you have perl installed, re-do the example I sent earlier, but do not
> specify a "-H" switch.
>
> Got it ?
> The "referer" information in your access log *only* represents the content
> of the "Referer:" header sent by the client,  If there is none, then you get
> "-" for that field in the access log.
> It is written so, so that if you have a program analysing your access log,
> it will not get confused because one line has fewer fields than the others.
> Brilliant, those Apache developers, no ?
>
>>
>> Thanks again and have a good weekend!
>>
> And the same to you.
>
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