Re: Meta Refresh syntax

Simone Demmel (neko@greenie.muc.de)
Tue, 15 Jul 1997 11:20:58 +0200


Message-Id: <m0wo3n0-0008KJC@sleepy.greenie.muc.de>
From: neko@greenie.muc.de (Simone Demmel)
Subject: Re: Meta Refresh syntax
To: estephen@emf.net (E. Stephen Mack)
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 1997 11:20:58 +0200
Cc: www-html@w3.org
In-Reply-To: <3.0.3.32.19970715015703.0076d8e8@emf.net> from "E. Stephen Mack" at "Jul 15, 97 01:57:03 am"

Hi,

E. Stephen Mack wrote:
> <META name="refresh" content="3,http://www.acme.com/intro.html">
> This syntax is not understood by IE (I tested with Win95 3.02 and
> 4.0 pp1) nor Navigator (Win95 3.01 and 4.01).

*evilgrin* that's the problem with standard and browser-specific... if
netscape and IE think, they'll need a tag that is *not* standard, it's
their problem, if the tag (or whatever) will be defined different in the
standard.

I think the w3-proposal is better, because something like:
<meta http_equiv="REFRESH" content="3; URL=bla"> is not logic.

why not	<meta http_equiv="REFRESH" URL="bla" content="3">

and: if we have URL - what else could we get? (in final state something
like:

<meta http_equiv="REFRESH" URL="url" content="3" title="text"
popup-text="We are changing location" text="color" blink>

did I miss a possibility?)

In this way: content="number,URL" is clear and simple.

I hope Netscape and IE will see this too and change it in the next
browser-versions.

neko
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