HTTP Referrer or Referrer
The referrer (referer, or HTTP referrer) is simply the URL of an element that leads to the current: for example, the referrer of an HTML page may be another HTML page. In essence, it represents the source from which a user becomes aware of a page. The referer is part of an HTTP request sent by the browser to the web server.
HTTP Referrer: Uses
HTTP Referrer: Examples
To have a practical example on the referer, simply visit Referer.org: This service tracks information referer and simultaneously automatically removes the referer unwanted (spam).
HTTP Referrer: Referer or referrer?
Referer is the English version of American English word referrer (double r), which means “refers to”. This version is the one that is imposed in common, and has been used in the official specification of HTTP (the communication protocol of the World Wide Web). It therefore has become the standard industry spelling when referring to the HTTP referer.
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