[Twisted-Python] Re: Browser oddities and Woven... (Thomas Raschbacher)

Stuart Hungerford stuart.hungerford at anu.edu.au
Wed Nov 19 19:07:09 EST 2003

Quoth twisted-python-request at twistedmatrix.com:

 >| I've developed a Woven application that generates three
 >| HTML pages, let's call them A, B, and C.
 >| A's render() method does a redirect to B. B's view methods
 >| generate an XHTML meta tag with the content attribute set
 >| to a refresh and new URL for C:
 >|     <meta content="10;http://example.org/C" http-equiv="refresh" />
 >AFAIK this would be the correct syntax:
 ><META name="refresh" content="3,http://www.acme.com/intro.html" />
 >~                               ^
 >(ie ',' instead of ';')

    Many thanks for pointing that out.  Unfortunately it makes no
    difference to the behaviour with IE or Mozilla.  I've since tried
    with Opera 7 and it goes into the endless loop too, which makes
    me think there's a problem with the (X)HTML my Woven pages are
    generating and Mozilla is being very forgiving.

    I've tried adding the equivalent HTTP headers to the request
    headers in Woven and also run the generated XHTML through the
    W3C validator.  It reported a couple of errors with some
    <tr> attributes but nothing about the <meta> elements.

    This is the generated XHTML <head>:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE html
      PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" lang="en" xml:lang="en">
   <meta content="en-us" http-equiv="Content-Language" />
   <meta content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" http-equiv="Content-Type" />
   <meta content="Pacific And Regional Archive for DIgital Sources in 
Endangered Cultures " name="description" />
   <meta content="digital, digitisation, digitization, pacific,
                                        language, music, endangered, 
university, sydney,
                                        melbourne, ANU, australian, 
national, culture,
                                        metadata" name="keywords" />
   <meta content="language resource, language resources,
                                        language archive, linguistic 
archive, open archives,
                                        metadata, dublin core, controlled 
                                        linguistics, linguistic data, 
language data, Pacific,
                                        endangered culture, endangered 
language, musicology,
                                        indigneous song" name="keywords" />
   <meta http-equiv="refresh" 
type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" />
   <title>Downloading your file AM3/008/AM3-008-008A.mp3</title>



:: Stuart Hungerford (stuart.hungerford at anu.edu.au)
:: ANU Internet Futures Group

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