HTTP redirects vs Refresh: 0

Bradley Baetz bbaetz at
Sat Apr 12 08:37:44 UTC 2003

Several places in the code put out a "Refresh: 0; URL=..." header. These
places normally print out a message such as "Resubmitting your query
with new columns..." or "Loading your query. Click here if the page does
not redisplay automatically"

Whilst I guess that this is informative, is there any reason that we
shouldn't just redirect? The only reason that we ever see this is
because of speed/latency issues (plus the browser may have a lower
bound on the timeout) We should still put out the message, so that if
the redirect fails teh user can still see stuff, but apart from that...



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