Referrer or referer?

While I am a respectable nerd, I am actually trying to lower my dork score.

Anyone have thoughts on the correct spelling? I use referrer instead of referer. Did "referer" make it into the dictionary because someone spelled it wrong?

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I use the incorrect spelling whenever I am discussing the HTTP header. I use the correct spelling outside of that context. Weird, but that has always seemed right somehow, that my spelling could be contextual.

Posted by Lance Lavandowska on February 04, 2005 at 12:38 PM PST #

The HTTP RFC has it spelled wrong, which explains the incorrect use when talking about HTTP and how it got in the dictionary.

Posted by Eric on February 04, 2005 at 12:41 PM PST #

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