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Re: Firefox: how to find what setting values mean?

Em 28-06-2018 13:28, Dave Royal escreveu:
Balaco ocalaB <ocalab@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Wrote in message:

Items without documentation:

1) network.http.referer.XOriginPolicy

2) network.http.referer.XOriginTrimmingPolicy

3) network.http.referer.spoofSource

4) network.http.referer.trimmingPolicy

Where to ask them to be done? How? If you can do it, please do so.

The 'official' documentation is MDN
Obviously, it's incomplete.
The way to ask for a correction or addition is by raising a bug.
 If your bug justified the effort it might be done.

If you want to know what an undocumented pref does, search for it
 in bugzilla.mozilla.org. I just did that and found that
 "network.http.referer.XOriginPolicy=1 ensures that referer
 information is not leaked between different domains". If you
 don't understand that, or want to know more, I suggest searching
 for 'cross origin policy' or 'same origin policy' in

Thank you very much for the pointer and your comments.

I understand them, and cross origin referer is something I usually (and frequently) do not want to ever do. I just hate some systems which use a "hidden" referer requirement for login pages - I called it hidden because the error is wrong user+password, instead of anything pointing to the actual cause. Automated login prevention? That "security" is so easy to automatically bypass that I do not even comment when someone repeat that argument. For these "secure" situations, I do these steps: manually change the setting; log in; undo the setting changes and normally use the system and every other tabs.

By the way, I just found some more referer settings information in another mozilla.org page:


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