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How Wrong Is This Answer To 'Blocked Redirect'?

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..."

But it provides a link to: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/advanced-settings-browsing-network-updates-encryption?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=Options+window+-+Advanced+panel#General_tab

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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