No redirect using META tag



15 years ago
14 years ago


(Reporter: RobertJ, Unassigned)



Mac OS X

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15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007

The following TAG at a secure site doesn't perform the redirect

<META http-equiv="refresh" content="0; url=pgLoginNew.jsp">

The HTML code just shows up in the browser window.  I tried this using IE,
Safari, Camino and Firebird.  It works properly in IE and Safari but doesn't
work in Camino or Firebird (no surprise I guess). I know that the HTML standard
discourages this technique but it is in the standard.


Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Click logout
2.The HTML shows up in the window and there is no redirect

Actual Results:  
The HTML shows up in the window

Expected Results:  
Initial login window should return

Comment 1

15 years ago
Check the Page Info for that page and see what the "Type" field reads.

Your description sounds like it's going to say "text/plain" or something besides
"text/html" which would make Mozilla render the page as plain text instead of HTML.

Comment 2

15 years ago
according to:

Important note: make sure the URL you give is fully qualified (e.g.
http://whatever/whatever). That is, don't use a relative URL.

Comment 3

15 years ago
Here is the whole page

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//Metrius//DTD Metrius Transitional//EN"


<META http-equiv="refresh" content="0; url=pgLoginNew.jsp">


Comment 4

15 years ago
Again, when you are on that page and look at Page Info, what does it read for

I doubt we will get much just from looking at the source code.

Comment 5

15 years ago
The meta element should be inside the head element according to the HTML

Comment 6

15 years ago
While comment 5 is correct, Mozilla (and other browsers) will let you get away
with it.  I think in Mozilla's case, it's to not break the multitude of sites
that use the meta tag wrong.  There's a bug on in somewhere that documents it.

If the source code is showing up in the window, the page is probably served
wrong.  A misplaced meta tag can't cause that.  Attaching testcase.

Comment 7

15 years ago
Created attachment 133559 [details]

Testcase will refresh, does not render source code.


15 years ago
Keywords: testcase

Comment 8

15 years ago
WFM: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6a) Gecko/20031011

Should be marked as invalid/WFM. Submitter can go to a forum for questions about
MIME-types, bugzilla is for bugs.

Comment 9

15 years ago
Soory I misunderstood your question.  The type was text/plain


Comment 10

15 years ago
That's why you're seeing source code and no refresh then.  The server is saying
it's plain text, so Mozilla treats it as such.

Whoever administers the server needs to correct the setting.

Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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