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Re: [techs] meta redirect

From: Joe Clark <joeclark@joeclark.org>
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2005 21:39:53 +0000 (UTC)
To: WAI-GL <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.60.0508242139440.15199@aristotle.multipattern.com>

> During the techniques teleconference earlier today, the discussion on a 
> technique on "meta refresh" led to a comment that "meta redirect" is 
> mentioned in the HTML 4.01 specification [1] as something that authors 
> should not use for accessibility reasons. This could be added as a comment 
> to the meta redirect technique in the HTML Techniques [2].

Except, as has been mentioned on this esteemed List before, a refresh time of 
zero is effectively the same as an HTTP 301 and doesn't hurt anybody.

Before my sites were moved to my current box, I couldn't edit an .htaccess file 
and had to rely on the old meta refresh method to redirect pages. Even the best 
of us must make do sometimes.


     Joe Clark | joeclark@joeclark.org
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