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Re: lynx-dev Refresh (was: your mail)

From: David Woolley
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Refresh (was: your mail)
Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2000 19:58:15 +0100 (BST)

>   <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="1;URL=index.html">

This is not sanctioned by any version of the HTTP standards.  This
particular usage should be considered a last resort (the Javascript
version given originally, should be considered a totally unacceptable
approach) when commercial factors prevent the generation of a proper
HTTP redirect.

If the usage was to produce a splash screen, I'd strongly reccommend
reading and Jakob Nielsen's Designing Web
Usability on why splash screens are a bad thing.  (Look for 
references to "breaking the back button" - one effect of both these
strategies is that you get returned to where you were by the refresh
or Javascript when you try to use the back button, negating its

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