Code like on this page does not work in (my) Firefox 3.6 and also not in Fx4b11 (WinXPsp3) Works in IE8, Safari 5, Opera 11, Mozilla 1.7, Chrome 9
<meta http-equiv=refresh content="12; URL=meta2.htm">
<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="1; URL=http://fully_qualified_url.com/page2.html">
are completely ignored
Not that I use such back-button killing things, but a LOT of sites do, possibly including my linux apache it seems when it wants to show a 503 error page...
If I firebug or look at generated content, I do not see the refresh tag changed in any way so I am really curious what kind of plugin/addon could block me which is why I googled (in vain) for a known bug...
In about:config I have
accessibility.blockautorefresh; false so that is not it.
I ran in safe mode and OH MY GOD, STACKEXCHANGE IS FULL OF ADS but no redirect
UPDATE: Firefox 5 does not show this behaviour and redirects as expected