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Re: [#179] Meta "location" redirect

From: Carlos A Velasco <Carlos.Velasco@fit.fraunhofer.de>
Date: Wed, 28 May 2003 18:52:21 +0200
Message-ID: <3ED4E945.9030105@fit.fraunhofer.de>
To: Michael Cooper <michaelc@watchfire.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

Hi Michael,

My 2 cents:

The technique proposed does work unless you have an Apache server [1] 
with the mod_html_meta module:

Therefore, the standard technique shall be (as it was): use *always* 
server side redirects.


[1] http://httpd.apache.org/

Michael Cooper wrote:
> The issue I would like to raise comes from a suggestion about a way to do
> auto-redirect in HTML. The standard way to do this is to use a <meta>
> element to mimic an HTTP refresh header, e.g., 
> <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="http://www.watchfire.com/" />
> The suggestion was that we use the "location" header, e.g., 
> <meta http-equiv="Location" content="http://www.watchfire.com/" />
> I tested this in IE6 and Mozilla 1.2 and it did not work. Further, according
> to my understanding of HTTP, it theoretically should not work. Therefore I
> propose that we declare this a "non-technique" and close the issue, and need
> the group's approval.

Dr Carlos A Velasco - mailto:Carlos.Velasco@fit.fraunhofer.de
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