User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030908 Debian/1.4-4 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030908 Debian/1.4-4 Some places do an automatic refresh on their contents periodically, using the meta-refresh tag. This refresh may be to bring new advertisements in, or to ensure that a news article is kept up-to-date with updates as they come in, or maybe for updating a live sporting match scorecard (possibly with commentary). For most users, and in most cases, this is a good thing. However, taking Monash Uni as an example, students are given a quota on their web downloads; refreshes of this nature eat up the quota, in a way that the student may not be aware of. (Additional quota can be purchased.) The user should therefore be able to ask that the browser not honour meta-refresh requests unless/until specifically authorised. (HTTP/300 response codes are a separate issue, as they are only effective when the page is first accessed -- not a period of time, say five minutes as an example, later.) Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce:
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 83265 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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