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Re: META refresh Tag.

From: Andrew Daviel <andrew@pc-13030.bc.rogers.wave.ca>
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 13:04:53 -0400 (EDT)
To: Zac Leow Chee Hoong <zac@bic.nus.edu.sg>
cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.3.95.980417095053.1269D-100000@pc-13030.bc.rogers.wave.ca>
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On Wed, 25 Mar 1998, Zac Leow Chee Hoong wrote:

> 	Currently I found that the following syntax for META refresh works in most browsers.
> <META HTTP-EQUIV="Refresh" CONTENT="10;URL=http://www.acme.com/intro.html">
> 
> But the ones specified in http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/html40.txt
> <META http-equiv="refresh" content="3,http://www.acme.com/intro.html">
> 
> does not seem to work and provide backward compatibility for previous versions.


This was previously mentioned by "E. Stephen Mack" <estephen@emf.net> on
Tue, 15 Jul 1997, but I didn't see a reply, either.

Netscape's original words are at
  http://home.netscape.com/assist/net_sites/pushpull.html
which I refer to in my Metadata dictionary at
 http://vancouver-webpages.com/META/

I tend to think that the HTML 4 draft is in error. It's given as an
example, rather than a definition:

"Some user agents support the use of META to refresh ..."

Perhaps it should be fixed...

Andrew Daviel
Vancouver Webpages

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