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Control referer to protect privacy and not break web

Control HTTP Referer to protect privacy and not break web. Open source at Referer policy: 1. For webs' top frame (i.e. clicking link, navigating, redirecting etc.): 1). If origin and target url have same domain, allow trimmed referer 2). If origin and target url have different domain, no referer 2. For in-page resources (images, videos, js, css etc.), allow trimmed referer (this is **the key to not break** most webs, also a balance between privacy and experience) 3. Trim referer: Any referer should be no more than `http(s)://domain-name:port/` 4. Not allow referer that not starts with "http" or "https". (Please feedback if you find something broken due to this) 5. No referer when downgrade from HTTPS/WSS to HTTP/WS We believe that can protect privacy enough and won't break web. If user find a web broken, user can temporary set this addon disabled via toolbar button for: - this one tab - this one tab and new tabs opened by this tab - this one window (Firefox only) - globally (above can be set as keyboard shortcuts) there's showy toolbar button badge indicating disabling status. ## Notice Due to browser bug on javascript `document.referrer` , using a regular referer controlling addon you can get 70% of expected protection until they fix that bug. So, we've implemented a workaround to improve protection to 85%. Please enable workaround in addon settings . This addon doesn't use content script. Content script hiding `document.referrer` is not 100% reliable. Instead, we use this workaround to kill `document.referrer`: Cancel all cross-domain navigating requests and make freshnew ones, like directly hit (currently only implemented for GET method and main frame, other methods and sub-frames remain as is) ## Allowlist Currently it has hard-coded allowlist. ## Disclaimer This open souce addon comes with no warranty. Use on you own risk!

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