I don't like the message that Firefox has prevented redirection and sought a way to switch it off.
These forums provided a (supposedly) definitive answer.
But Just how wrong is it:
Here's where it is at: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/890333
and there it says: The setting in "Firefox > Preferences > Advanced > General" is meant as an accessibility feature, as you can see by the label of that section, so that people with disabilities or people who use screen readers do not get confused and is not meant as a safety protection to stop redirecting.
Quote: "...not meant as a safety protection to stop redirecting..."
Which clearly says:
Warn me when websites try to redirect or reload the page: When this option is enabled, Firefox will prevent websites from redirecting you to another page, or automatically reloading.
Quote: "....will prevent websites from redirecting..."
Seems contradictory to me. I am going to switch it off (uncheck the box) and see what happens. Because it seems to me that I only get smooth net operation when I (repeatedly, annoyingly) 'allow' these redirects.
If I'm right and that Q & A are misleading I think they should be removed - you'll note the question is locked at the moment and can't be amended but just sits there with its erroneous message (according to me ).
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Actually, the volunteers on this forum improvise a lot, so please don't take any of these posts as "definitive." The Knowledge Base articles are more reliable, but are somewhat simplified and can't address every detail.
The KB article is too simplified in my opinion and doesn't accurately address all possible cases.
- Bug 685496 - (redirect-warn) Tracking bug for enhancements and bugs with "Warn Me when web sites try to redirect or reload the page" feature and the corresponding "Firefox prevented this page from automatically redirecting to another page" information bar
- Bug 443254 - Bad wording for Refresh/redirect setting in the Options
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