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Re: Refresh:

From: Harold A. Driscoll <harold@driscoll.chi.il.us>
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 1999 10:45:04 -0500
Message-Id: <199904291556.KAA22993@postal.interaccess.com>
To: Fabian Wein <wein@iis.fhg.de>
Cc: www-talk@w3.org
At 10:02 29-04-99 , Fabian Wein wrote:
>I do not understand <META HTTP-EQUIV="Refresh" CONTENT=5>.

It is a hack. That is about as far as understanding goes.

Your observation regarding the HTTP 1.0 and 1.1 specification are right on
target, it is a hack.

You might also want to take look at the discussion in the HTML 4.0
document, but I'll hardly suggest much in the way of satisfaction.

Alas, I can only confirm your relative sanity in trying to deal with this
technology, but lack any constructive suggestions.

Safe computing,  /Harold
Harold A. Driscoll                       mailto:harold@driscoll.chi.il.us
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