referrer of a referrer

Posted on 1998-04-06
Last Modified: 2008-02-26
I have a script on a page at the second level of my site. My web stats infallibly show the referrer of the hit as the front page of my site. I want to show the referrer of this referrer, ie. where the hit came from before that.

Will the following constructs work:

Question by:rafistern

Accepted Solution

eelko earned 100 total points
ID: 1279092
document.referrer is not a document object but a string object.

history is readonly and only has the methods back(), forward() and go().

so: document.referrer.refferer and document.histroy.previous.refferer won't work!

If you want to know the refferer of the refferer then you should pass this value form your first page to your second


function go( url )
 window.location.href = url + "?ref=" + escape(document.refferer);

<a href="javascript:go('second.html');"> .... </a>

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