[Gllug] HTTP redirects failing

Murray murray at minty.org
Tue Apr 16 20:46:41 UTC 2002

I don't think this is directly related, but IE6 allows you to disable meta
refreshes as a "security" measure.  It's hidden in the custom security

I can't for the life of me understand why this would be a security issue.
Plus, the fact that if you do it "properly" with the HTTP headers, it
doesn't matter how you configure IE, it will obey the redirect.

> -----Original Message-----
> I've got a site that uses a simple redirect front page:
> 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.

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