[Gllug] HTTP redirects failing

tet at accucard.com tet at accucard.com
Mon Apr 15 15:34:46 UTC 2002

I've got a site that uses a simple redirect front page:

	<title>Redirect page</title>
	<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;http://some.where.else">

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.


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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