FiddlerCore - Capturing referrer-like info

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  1. kris
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    Nov 2015

    Posted 12 Dec 2015 Link to this post

    Here's an example:

    I connect to Website A.  Website A makes requests to several content delivery networks. 

    Here's my question:

    Aside from looking at oRequest.Headers['Referer'], Is it possible to determine that Website A was the 'origin' when looking at the Fiddler request sent to the content delivery networks.

     In essence I'm asking, "Who started this chain of web requests?"  I'm not sure if that is possible, is it?

  2. Eric Lawrence
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    Posted 14 Dec 2015 Link to this post

    Hi, Kris--

    Generally speaking, no, you can only use the Referer (and/or your code to do parsing of HTML/script) in order to make this determination.

    If your client is IE, there's a way to get a little more information in some cases; see the Understanding Download-Initiator ​section of https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/fiddler/2011/02/10/fiddler-and-the-ie9-release-candidate/ for details.

    Regards,
    Eric Lawrence
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