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Re: lynx-dev REFRESH question

From: David Woolley
Subject: Re: lynx-dev REFRESH question
Date: Sun, 3 Oct 1999 15:27:18 +0100 (BST)

> Hmm, I have a stupid question. It's impossible to use REFRESH with
> Lynx? Actually I see REFRESH(X sec): etc. Sorry, I don't know how it
> works, but it's very useful sometimes to redirect you to a page or

It's the wrong way to redirect, although some people are forced
to do it this way because they are using cheap or bundled web space
where they can't control the meta data properly.  Others just
don't realise that HTTP exists, and provides better ways to

Refresh has never been included in any of the HTTP standards.

(A current common use of refresh is to generate a fast "splash"
screen and immediately refresh to the slow screen with the real

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