PDF Links Redirected if Opened in New Tab



  • Try any of the links to PDF files [url=http://www.aimwell.org/pesala.html]on my site[/url]. I set up a redirect for PDF files to prevent hot-linking from elsewhere. If I click the link it opens in Vivaldi's PDF viewer. However, if I Shift + Click, Ctrl + Click, or Middle-click to open it in a new tab, it triggers the redirect. Why should that happen? It does not happen in Opera 12.17.



  • Off-topic, but why am I now subscribed to threads by default?

    Confirmed that it happens with replies, and not just with new threads that I start.

    The "subscribe" checkbox is also enabled on editing a post.


  • Moderator

    Yup. But as the new platform nears, problems with this one concern me less and less.



  • @Pesala:

    Try any of the links to PDF files on my site.

    I set up a redirect for PDF files to prevent hot-linking from elsewhere.

    If I click the link it opens in Vivaldi's PDF viewer. However, if I Shift + Click, Ctrl + Click, or Middle-click to open it in a new tab, it triggers the redirect.

    Why should that happen? It does not happen in Opera 12.17.

    Also redirected (to help page) if using Mouse gestures - (open link in new tab / foreground OR background).



  • There is no problem in Opera 41 either.

    Thanks for confirming. I have reported it as a bug.

    (VB-22882) Open in New Tab or Background Tab is Redirected


  • Moderator

    May be it is a referrer problem. May be if opened in new tab or window no referrer is sent? And your site redirects to Help.
    This would be the bug VB-11034 "No Referer Header with open new tab"



  • @Gwen-Dragon:

    May be it is a referrer problem. May be if opened in new tab or window no referrer is sent? And your site redirects to Help.
    This would be the bug VB-11034 "No Referer Header with open new tab"

    I suspect that you're right.


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