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warn me when a website tries to redirect me blocks

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"Warn me websites try to redirect of reload the page" option when checked in firefox 23.0.1 doesn't warn when pages redirect it simply blocks the pages. this is rather frustrating as previously it did work properly and I would get a pop up warning in the yellow ribbon that would tell me it was trying to redirect and give me the option to allow or block.

However it no longer seems to do this as websites that used to work for me no longer do, and I have been informed by the devs of those sites that the problem is the "Warn me when websites try to redirect...." option as their sites work when the box is unchecked, but not when it is checked.

This is rather frustrating because the option was useful previously on unknown sites by warning me with the yellow ribbon and letting me choose whether or not to allow the redirect. It no longer does this. is this a bug or is there some setting I need to change to fix this problem? Any help is appreciated.

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Are you able to give a few examples of public sites that you have a problm with.

The ordinary option relating to redirects is intended for users not wishig to be redirected because for instance they need to use a screen reader. It is not a security feature.

What you may now be coming across could be the blocking of mixed content sites. (ARE you seeing a shield icon ?)

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Note that in some cases that there are multiple redirect, so you may have to click Allow more than once. It may also not work properly if the redirect is done via JavaScript.

The setting in "Options > Advanced > General" is meant as an accessibility feature (it appears under the Accessibility heading) 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.

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This is the main site I am recurringly having problems with whom the devs have told me that this option was the problem: it happens whenever I do a form submission, in this case it a login or a search on the site. The same problem has happened on other sites as well but not ones I frequent.

I am not seeing a shield or anything. In this particular case I type in search criteria, hit enter and get sent to a blank white page. I have tried turning off the option and the page does work fine when it is turned off as the site devs said it would.

I had not realized this was a feature for persons with disabilities. If that is the case then I should be able to safely turn it off without issue.