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http://www.news.com/News/Item/0,4,31808,00.html You will notice that it shows the content for a second or so and then it says that it has expired.Actually using lynx -dump I read it but I ...
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    Is there a way to view this link on Firefox ?


    http://www.news.com/News/Item/0,4,31808,00.html

    You will notice that it shows the content for a second or so and then
    it says that it has expired.Actually using lynx -dump I read it but
    I was wondering how I could do it with Firefox.

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    It does this in IE and FireFox on Windows XP too.

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    that's thanks to this piece of code
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    <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;URL=http&#58;//news.search.com/search?q=Microsoft+or+trips&amp;message=expired">
    this isn't a browser specific problem, infact it's not a problem at all as it's doing what it's being told to do, the only way to view the page would be to save the page locally and remove that piece of code, or load the page to the point where the article is viewable then hit the stop button

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    Ah thanks , that's the kind of thing I was looking for.I wasn't assuming
    it was a problem (as in technical deficiency) , I was just looking for a way
    to override this behaviour.

    So I take it there is no direct way to tell Firefox to just ignore this
    refresh directive.You need to modify the page.

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    there's no way to override it automatically, not in any browser i know of, it's not like javascript where you can enable or disable it, all html is parsed through the browser. it's certainly possible to block this kind of code action as like banner blockers, but the ones i know of work like a firewall and filter the packet data before it even reaches the browser

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    Lynx doesn't follow it.

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    does lynx allow you to choose to follow it or not, i can't help wonder if the fact it doesn't follow it is a value added feature or a limitation of the program

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    It's a limitation but a very welcome one in this particular case
    I guess you can say it's not a limitation it's a feature

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    I guess I should have read the date of the article before reading it.
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