Re: Meta Refresh syntax

Arnoud (
Tue, 15 Jul 1997 19:55:10 +0200

From: (Arnoud "Galactus" Engelfriet)
Subject: Re: Meta Refresh syntax
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 1997 19:55:10 +0200
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In article <>, (Simone Demmel) wrote:
> why not	<meta http_equiv="REFRESH" URL="bla" content="3">

Why have that at all? META is there for meta information about the
document, or for additional "pseudo-http" headers. Adding the URL
attribute makes little sense. If you need to define document
relationships, use the LINK element:

<LINK REL=refresh HREF="bla">

(This way you can't specify a timeout, but I think that's a good

> <meta http_equiv="REFRESH" URL="url" content="3" title="text"
> popup-text="We are changing location" text="color" blink>
> did I miss a possibility?)

I am reminded of the INPUT element.

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