Bug 18972 - The referrer isn't always a Document
Summary: The referrer isn't always a Document
Alias: None
Product: HTML WG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: HTML5 spec (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC All
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Silvia Pfeiffer
QA Contact: HTML WG Bugzilla archive list
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Reported: 2012-09-22 09:54 UTC by Silvia Pfeiffer
Modified: 2012-10-06 10:51 UTC (History)
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Description Silvia Pfeiffer 2012-09-22 09:54:33 UTC
Copied from WHATWG bug 18860:

Jonas Sicking:

When doing XHR/EventSource/importScript fetches from a Worker or SharedWorker,
the referrer shouldn't be some document, but rather the URL of the worker
itself. Same thing if a worker creates a sub worker.

This is similar to how the referrer of a background image linked to from a CSS
stylesheet is the URL of the stylesheet, not the URL of a html Document.


Will get fixed with
Comment 1 Silvia Pfeiffer 2012-10-06 10:51:20 UTC
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Status: Accepted
Change Description:
Rationale: accepted WHATWG change