I just want to say, right on
! The referer field is being abused by just about every RSS aggregator. Instead of Referer
, they should be using the User-Agent
request-header field to identify themselves. My guess is that they also want to show up in referrer logs for marketing reasons...because they're more likely to be read by site authors. I block them specifically from my referrer reports because they're meaningless. (Has anyone compiled a comprehensive list?) But I shouldn't have to.