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Internet Explorer Is Not Automatically Redirected

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This article was previously published under Q174662

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When you load a Web page that contains the <meta http-equiv="refresh"...> Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) tag, Internet Explorer may not be automatically redirected to another Web page.

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This behavior can occur for any of the following reasons:

  • The syntax of the <meta http-equiv="refresh"...> HTML tag is incorrect.
  • The author of the page did not place the <meta http-equiv="refresh"...> tag in the <head> section of the HTML source code.

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To resolve this issue, contact the administrator of the Web site and request that the Web page be updated using the appropriate method:

The <meta> Tag Is Not Located in the <head> Section

Modify the HTML source code to place the <meta> tag in the <head> section of the Web page. Note that this may require adding the <head> and </head> tags to the Web page.

The Syntax of the <meta> Tag Is Incorrect

Modify the HTML source code to correct the syntax of the <meta> tag. For example, a <meta> tag might look like this
<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="[n];url=">
where [n] is the number of seconds the browser program pauses before loading the new Web page.

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More information

For information about the HTML 3.2 Specification Reference, view the following Web site: For more information about authoring Web pages for Internet Explorer , view the following Microsoft Web site:

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Keywords: kbprogramming, KB174662

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Article Info
Article ID : 174662
Revision : 5
Created on : 8/15/2007
Published on : 8/15/2007
Exists online : False
Views : 372