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HTML <a> referrerpolicy Attribute

  • Last Updated : 17 Jun, 2021

The HTML <a> referrerpolicy attribute is used to specify the reference information that will be sent to the server when the user clicks on a hyperlink. 


<a referrerpolicy="no-referrer|no-referrer-when-downgrade|origin|

Attribute values:

  • no-referrer: It specifies that no reference information will be sent along with a request.
  • no-referrer-when-downgrade: It has a default value. It specifies that that reference header will not be sent to origins without HTTPS.
  • origin: It specifies to only send the origin of the document as the referrer in all cases.
  • origin-when-cross-origin: It sends the origin, path, and query string when performing a same-origin request, but only sends the origin of the document for other cases.
  • same-origin: It specifies that the referrer will be sent for same-site origins, but cross-origin requests will send no referrer information.
  • strict-origin-when-cross-origin: It sends the origin, path, and query string when performing a same-origin request, only sends the origin when the protocol security level stays the same while performing a cross-origin request (HTTPS/HTTPS), and send no header to any less-secure destinations (HTTPS/HTTP).
  • unsafe-url: It sends an origin, path, and query string as a piece of reference information but does not include password and username.



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    <title>HTML a referrerpolicy Attribute</title>
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        <a rel="noopener"


Supported Browsers:

  • Google Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Opera

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