today I was a bit surprised to see a
<link rel="canonical">-Tag in action:
I was reading this news article on my android phone and wanted to share it:
But I noticed that instead of this original link, it copied/shared the link from the
<link rel="canonical">-Tag. This URL points to a completly different server!
I tried to reproduce this on a desktop browser, but these browsers seem to share the original URL, which is the IMHO expected behaviour.
I consider this behavior as potentially harmful, because a through this, a website could make me share different content than I wanted to share without even noticing it - a product website could make me share a more expensive product, a news website could make me share another opinion.
What do you think? It the behavior of chrome on android correct? Is this a know security issue?