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Mozilla Browser Related Concerns[]

When browsing some websites, postfix information can be included in the url which can be detected by the webserver. This is typically used for providing information to the browser using the GET method of the CGI common gateway interface

Is it possible that the string being passed from the browser could contain information for another website, or any information taken from another browser window that just happens to be open at the same time?

For example, If I have two browser windows open at the same time:


Is it possible that knows that you have visited or bookmarked, because the browser is encoding this information into the postfix string?

Answer: A quick look at a Javascript programming guide shows that there is a history object within the language that provides access to the browsing history. There are facilities within the Javascript language to go up and down the history, so I guess that the browser can pass history records to the server.