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Javascript menus (mm_menu) not forwarding http_referer

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Hi everyone,

We're using an outside vendor to provide some content for our website,
and they use the http_referer variable to verify their content is only
viewed from subscribing customers.

Anyway, we're using the mm_menu javascript menu for our web menus, and
under only Internet Explorer it's not passing the http_referer -- which
means any site of theirs we link to from the menu doesn't work. This
works fine in Firefox, Mozilla, and about any other browser except
Internet Explorer.

Does anyone know how to force a java script to pass the http_referer or
is anyone familiar with mm_menu and know why it might not be passing
this? This menu script was created by Macromedia in Dreamweaver I
think --

Thanks for your time and help,

Ringo

Jul 23 '05 #1
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"Ringo Langly" <rl*****@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:11*********************@l41g2000cwc.googlegro ups.com...
Hi everyone,

We're using an outside vendor to provide some content for our website,
and they use the http_referer variable to verify their content is only
viewed from subscribing customers.

Anyway, we're using the mm_menu javascript menu for our web menus, and
under only Internet Explorer it's not passing the http_referer -- which
means any site of theirs we link to from the menu doesn't work. This
works fine in Firefox, Mozilla, and about any other browser except
Internet Explorer.

Does anyone know how to force a java script to pass the http_referer or
is anyone familiar with mm_menu and know why it might not be passing
this? This menu script was created by Macromedia in Dreamweaver I
think --

Thanks for your time and help,

Ringo


Good luck!

Firewalls often block it -- notably Norton's Personal Firewall.

Your outside vendor has unrealistic expectations!
Jul 23 '05 #2

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McKirahan wrote:
"Ringo Langly" <rl*****@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:11*********************@l41g2000cwc.googlegro ups.com...
Hi everyone,

We're using an outside vendor to provide some content for our website, and they use the http_referer variable to verify their content is only viewed from subscribing customers.

Anyway, we're using the mm_menu javascript menu for our web menus, and under only Internet Explorer it's not passing the http_referer -- which means any site of theirs we link to from the menu doesn't work. This works fine in Firefox, Mozilla, and about any other browser except
Internet Explorer.

Does anyone know how to force a java script to pass the http_referer or is anyone familiar with mm_menu and know why it might not be passing this? This menu script was created by Macromedia in Dreamweaver I
think --

Thanks for your time and help,

Ringo


Good luck!

Firewalls often block it -- notably Norton's Personal Firewall.

Your outside vendor has unrealistic expectations!

Hi McKirahan,

You are 100% correct... this vendor has a very flawed security method,
and I've told them this many times. Unfortunately this wasn't
something I anticipated when reviewing and talking to the vendor.
We're stuck in a 3 year contract with them, so nothing I can do but
live with it.

This issue is due to Javascript and IE, so nothing I know of to fix
this. I even tried using the meta http-equiv="refresh" to bypass the
javascript, but this doesn't pass the http_referer either in IE --
works great in Firefox. I don't know whether to get pissed at
Microsoft for this flaw or the vendor -- but at this point I'm pissed
at both as I have to redesign our menus due to this.

Thanks for the reply, and if anyone else has a suggestion I'd love some
feedback.

Ringo

Jul 23 '05 #3

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"Ringo Langly" <rl*****@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:11**********************@o13g2000cwo.googlegr oups.com...
McKirahan wrote:
"Ringo Langly" <rl*****@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:11*********************@l41g2000cwc.googlegro ups.com...
Hi everyone,

We're using an outside vendor to provide some content for our website, and they use the http_referer variable to verify their content is only viewed from subscribing customers.

Anyway, we're using the mm_menu javascript menu for our web menus, and under only Internet Explorer it's not passing the http_referer -- which means any site of theirs we link to from the menu doesn't work. This works fine in Firefox, Mozilla, and about any other browser except
Internet Explorer.

Does anyone know how to force a java script to pass the http_referer or is anyone familiar with mm_menu and know why it might not be passing this? This menu script was created by Macromedia in Dreamweaver I
think --

Thanks for your time and help,

Ringo


Good luck!

Firewalls often block it -- notably Norton's Personal Firewall.

Your outside vendor has unrealistic expectations!

Hi McKirahan,

You are 100% correct... this vendor has a very flawed security method,
and I've told them this many times. Unfortunately this wasn't
something I anticipated when reviewing and talking to the vendor.
We're stuck in a 3 year contract with them, so nothing I can do but
live with it.

This issue is due to Javascript and IE, so nothing I know of to fix
this. I even tried using the meta http-equiv="refresh" to bypass the
javascript, but this doesn't pass the http_referer either in IE --
works great in Firefox. I don't know whether to get pissed at
Microsoft for this flaw or the vendor -- but at this point I'm pissed
at both as I have to redesign our menus due to this.

Thanks for the reply, and if anyone else has a suggestion I'd love some
feedback.

Ringo


"... they use the http_referer variable to verify their
content is only viewed from subscribing customers."

Who is the "subscribing customer" -- you or your website visitors?

Could you post the code or a link to the code so we
could comprehend the problem a little better?
Here's a link that mentions "mm_menu.js" a lot:
http://www.dw-fw-beginners.com/tutor.../dwmx_pop4.htm
Jul 23 '05 #4

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Ringo Langly wrote:
McKirahan wrote:
"Ringo Langly" <rl*****@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:11*********************@l41g2000cwc.googleg roups.com...
Hi everyone,

We're using an outside vendor to provide some content for our
website,
and they use the http_referer variable to verify their content is
only
viewed from subscribing customers.

Anyway, we're using the mm_menu javascript menu for our web menus,
and
under only Internet Explorer it's not passing the http_referer --
which
means any site of theirs we link to from the menu doesn't work.
This
works fine in Firefox, Mozilla, and about any other browser except
Internet Explorer.

Does anyone know how to force a java script to pass the
http_referer or
is anyone familiar with mm_menu and know why it might not be
passing
this? This menu script was created by Macromedia in Dreamweaver I
think --

Thanks for your time and help,

Ringo


Good luck!

Firewalls often block it -- notably Norton's Personal Firewall.

Your outside vendor has unrealistic expectations!


Hi McKirahan,

You are 100% correct... this vendor has a very flawed security method,
and I've told them this many times. Unfortunately this wasn't
something I anticipated when reviewing and talking to the vendor.
We're stuck in a 3 year contract with them, so nothing I can do but
live with it.

This issue is due to Javascript and IE, so nothing I know of to fix
this. I even tried using the meta http-equiv="refresh" to bypass the
javascript, but this doesn't pass the http_referer either in IE --
works great in Firefox. I don't know whether to get pissed at
Microsoft for this flaw or the vendor -- but at this point I'm pissed
at both as I have to redesign our menus due to this.

Thanks for the reply, and if anyone else has a suggestion I'd love some
feedback.

Ringo


They promised a working site, didn't they? If it's not working, they
haven't satisfied the contract.

You should NEVER depend on javascript for displaying a page. Too many
people (like me) run with javascript turned off. And http_referer is
NOT required to be sent by the browser.

There are better ways of doing it. Apache authentication/authorization
does quite well, for instance.
Jul 23 '05 #5

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