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- Mar 2021
Some pesky non-human users (namely computers) have taken to “hotlinking” assets via the raw view feature — using the raw URL as the src for a <script> or <img> tag.
As nosniff support is added to Chrome and Firefox, hotlinking will stop working in those browsers, and we wanted our beloved users, human and otherwise, to know why.
- answer the "why?"
- automation/bots: preventing abuse by
- GitHub: hotlinking/directly using raw asset files from a repo (CDN)
- preventing abuse
- for use by: humans only