[Gllug] HTTP redirects failing

Richard Cottrill richard_c at tpg.com.au
Mon Apr 15 16:30:37 UTC 2002

When in need of an evil hack; you could look to some java/ECMA/Jscript. I
think the forwarding stuff is pretty common across browsers. Certainly it
should be common code on the net.


p.s.: I'm only recommending this until you can find a good solution.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: gllug-admin at linux.co.uk [mailto:gllug-admin at linux.co.uk]On Behalf
> Of tet at accucard.com
> Sent: Monday, April 15, 2002 4:35 PM
> To: gllug at linux.co.uk
> Subject: [Gllug] HTTP redirects failing
> I've got a site that uses a simple redirect front page:
> 	<html>
> 	<head>
> 	<title>Redirect page</title>
> 	<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;http://some.where.else">
> 	</head>
> 	<body>
> 	</body>
> 	</html>
> Unfortunately, while this works fine for Mozilla, Konquerer and Lynx,
> it fails in Opera, NS4, and critically, Internet Explorer. Anyone have
> any idea why, or what I can do about it? Unfortunately, I need this
> urgently, as the site is due to launch tomorrow! :-( The browsers that
> fail just sit looping, appearing to load the intial page at each refresh,
> not the redirected page.
> Tet
> PS. Please don't suggest using mod_rewrite instead. The server in question
>     already hosts several other domains, and mod_rewrite isn't installed.
>     Risking other live sites by putting in a newly compiled version of
>     Apache with the appropriate modules isn't an option right now. It's
>     planned as part of our migration to 2.0, though...
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