document.referrer returns https referrer URL on a non secure page

External Issue #4446177

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Sep 1, 2015
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Repro Steps:

  1. Navigate to https://papyrus.bib.umontreal.ca/xmlui/
  2. Find the “Library” (Bibliothèques in french) link at the top of the page
  3. Open the F12 tool and add the following attribute to the link: target="_blank"
  4. Click on the link found at step 2
  5. A new tab should now open on the non secure site http://www.bib.umontreal.ca
  6. Open the F12 tool and type in the console "document.referrer", then <enter>

Expected Results:

document.referrer should return an empty string?

Actual Results:

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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Kamen M.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Kamen M.” to “Nishant N.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Nishant N.” to “Corey B.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Corey B.” to “IE S.”

      Changed Status to “External”

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