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Re: The Refresh header is still with us

From: Daniel Veditz <dveditz@mozilla.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2019 14:22:28 -0700
Message-ID: <CADYDTCAcWFLsGCwwyWufch9ux6=L4zHHwdWiMh8C0r5BgzMOLA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Daniel Stenberg <daniel@haxx.se>
Cc: "Soni L." <fakedme+http@gmail.com>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Smilies aside, I don't see any code that supports a Refresh: header in
Gecko. What browsers does Soni L's code work on?

-Dan Veditz

On Tue, Mar 12, 2019 at 2:16 PM Daniel Veditz <dveditz@mozilla.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 12, 2019 at 2:22 AM Daniel Stenberg <daniel@haxx.se> wrote:
>
>> And why use a HTTP header for this, can't you just use a meta tag since
>> you
>> are doing a web page after all?
>>
>
> Ah, but the meta tag used for this since forever is
>   <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0; URL=http://www.example.com/" />
>
> and the "http-equiv" teaches people that there MUST be an HTTP Refresh:
> header. The spec must be wrong :-)
> (good luck convincing web developers otherwise)
>
> -Dan Veditz
>
Received on Tuesday, 12 March 2019 21:23:04 UTC

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