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Re: [whatwg] Page refresh interface

From: Andrea Rendine <master.skywalker.88@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:25:03 +0100
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Now I tested the "interface". Here the results, just for completeness.
 - IE does have such a command. I had a bad time looking for it, because
I'm Italian and the Italian translation is really poor ("Consenti
aggiornamento metadati", i.e. "Allow metadata to be refreshed" instead of
"Allow meta refresh"). However, it does not prompt at all whether the
specific site you are browsing has a refresh directive.
 - FF has a better interface, as it prompts the user about the specific
site. However, if the "Prompt user" command is checked, the user is
notified only when <meta> refresh directive is present, and if confirmed
the page is refreshed at once, not on timeout. On the other hand, if a
refresh header directive has been sent and the command is checked, the
interface disappears instantaneously and the refresh is aborted altogether.
 - Opera (last version) has the same settings interface of Chrome and I
didn't succeed in finding the mentioned command.
Can't test on Safari (I'm a Win user), but I confirm about Chrome.
However the bulk of my issue remains: wouldn't it be useful if there were a
refresh property to be accessed for the document?

2015-03-24 10:49 GMT+01:00 Andrea Rendine <master.skywalker.88@gmail.com>:

> Thank you, I'll have to test on IE and Opera. Does that interface interact
> with "refresh" instruction given by the header too? (The answer could also
> be negative, as the "refresh" response header has been introduced by
> Netscape for what I know)
> 2015-03-24 5:17 GMT+01:00 Nils Dagsson Moskopp <
> nils@dieweltistgarnichtso.net>:
>> Andrea Rendine <master.skywalker.88@gmail.com> writes:
>> > Besides that, the spec says that UAs may expose the time (and other
>> > aspects) for a refresh event of the document and it also refers to the
>> > possibility for a user to "cancel the redirect", while as of now users
>> > aren't even informed, let alone allowed to interact with this event.
>> FYI, Firefox has a “Warn me when web sites try to redirect or reload the
>> page.” option, Internet Explorer has “Allow META REFRESH” and Opera had
>> a similar feature. AFAIK, Chrome and Safari do not have these options.
>> --
>> Nils Dagsson Moskopp // erlehmann
>> <http://dieweltistgarnichtso.net>
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