Referer vs Referent - What's the difference?

referer | referent |


As a verb referer

is to refer.

As a noun referent is

referee (person who gives a reference).

referer

English

Noun

(wikipedia referer) (en noun)
  • (Internet) the referring page; the URL that referred to a given page.
  • * 1996 , T. Berners-Lee, R. Fielding, H. Frystyk, Hypertext Transfer Protocol -- HTTP/1.0
  • The Referer field must not be sent if the Request-URI was obtained from a source that does not have its own URI, such as input from the user keyboard.
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  • Usage notes

    Referer is the field name used in the HTTP protocol ( RFC1945] and [http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2616#section-14.36 RFC2616). Originally a misspelling, it has gained currency from its use there and in related documents.

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    referent

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (semantics) The specific entity in the world that a word or phrase identifies or denotes.
  • That which is referenced.
  • Derived terms

    * absent referent

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