DEV 2.5 - Avoid pages that auto-refresh or auto-redirect

Auto-redirects can prove difficult for many users. Auto-refresh can be highly disruptive especially for users of adaptive technologies and users who need more time to read content.

  • Avoid auto-redirects:
    • Use serverside redirection instead; or
    • A static page with a link to the new address.
  • Avoid auto-refresh - but if absolutely unavoidable:
    • Provide a warning;
    • Allow users to turn off the auto-refresh.

Do not use meta refresh to reload the same page  Do not use meta refresh to redirect