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W3Schools is considered to be a good representative of browser usage among geek (or development-oriented) users. It can be kept as it is a widely used reference, but we have to state clearly that it is not supposed to reflect global usage. It's very specific. Dodoïste ( talk) 01:02, 21 August 2012 (UTC)
In HTTP, " Referer " (a misspelling of Referrer ) is the name of an optional HTTP header field that identifies the address of the web page (i.e., the URI or IRI ), from which the resource has been requested. By checking the referrer, the server providing the new web page can see where the request originated.
URL redirection, also called URL forwarding, is a World Wide Web technique for making a web page available under more than one URL address. When a web browser attempts to open a URL that has been redirected, a page with a different URL is opened. Similarly, domain redirection or domain forwarding is when all pages in a URL domain are redirected ...
A query string is a part of a uniform resource locator (URL) that assigns values to specified parameters. A query string commonly includes fields added to a base URL by a Web browser or other client application, for example as part of an HTML, choosing the appearance of a page, or jumping to positions in multimedia content.   
HTTP Strict Transport Security ( HSTS) is a policy mechanism that helps to protect websites against man-in-the-middle attacks such as protocol downgrade attacks  and cookie hijacking. It allows web servers to declare that web browsers (or other complying user agents) should automatically interact with it using only HTTPS connections, which ...
In computer networks, a reverse proxy is the application that sits in front of back-end applications and forwards client (e.g. browser) requests to those applications. Reverse proxies help increase scalability, performance, resilience and security. The resources returned to the client appear as if they originated from the web server itself.