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Some websites keep on refreshing

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

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RESOLVED WORKSFORME
13 years ago
11 years ago

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(Reporter: Steven, Unassigned)

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(Depends on: 1 bug)

Trunk
x86
Windows XP
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Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040803 Firefox/0.9.3
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040803 Firefox/0.9.3

Some websites that usually refresh every 5mins suddenly refresh every time the
page has fully loaded.
I does not happen after a fresh install, however after running firefox for
several weeks. Removing and reinstalling does not help.
The problem makes browsing these sites virtually impossible

Reproducible: Sometimes
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Just visit the website, page will reload constantly (does not happen at
install, only after several weeks of usage)

Actual Results:  
Constantly refreshing websites

Expected Results:  
Refresh the page as is normally does. I suspect it only happens on pages that do
have to refresh, although it seems the interval gets disrupted
Did you try this page in IE ?
Doesn't it do the same there ?
(Reporter)

Comment 2

13 years ago
aha... extra information
I found I get this problem when I have styleXP installed and enabled. I have now
disabled it and firefox runs fine again.

I suppose this helps you guys a lot further ;)

Comment 3

13 years ago
Meta refresh tag produces constant reloads at 1 second intervals, no matter what
refresh rate is specified. Happening at every site that uses meta refresh tag.

Reproducible always with following simple html:

<html>
<head>
<title>Testing meta tag refresh in Firefox</title>
<meta HTTP-EQUIV="refresh" CONTENT="900">
</head>
<body>
<center><h2>this page should only refresh every 900 seconds.</h2></center>
</body>
</html>

Platform = Win2k, Firefox 1.0PR
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Firefox/0.10.1

Comment 4

13 years ago
The problem happens on my Windows 2000 SP4 computer when accessing
www.eurosport.com or www.b92.net every 20-30 seconds. The provided meta tag html
does reproduce the problem. The web sites with this problem are virtually
impossible to browse.

Comment 5

13 years ago
I am having the same problem; websites refreshing.  I don't think I have styleXP
or the like.  See http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=266623 for the
thought process.
Thanks,
m.

Comment 6

13 years ago
WFM on Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8b2) Gecko/20050523
Firefox/1.0+ without StyleXP

Comment 7

13 years ago
Confirming.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 8

12 years ago
I can confirm this. But this does not always happen. If I leave the page for a
long time (say overnight), then it'll start refreshing every second at some
point, even the meta tag says to refresh every 10 minutes or so.
Assignee: bugs → nobody
Probably a manifestation of bug 291386.
Assignee: nobody → adamlock
Component: Tabbed Browser → Embedding: Docshell
Depends on: 291386
Product: Firefox → Core
QA Contact: tabbed.browser → adamlock
Version: unspecified → Trunk
Reporter, do you see this if you run a trunk build http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/latest-trunk/

bug 291386 is largely resolved and I don't have trouble with any of the mentioned websites.  Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.9a1) Gecko/20060629 Minefield/3.0a1
Assignee: adamlock → nobody
QA Contact: adamlock → docshell
WFM
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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