Various sites and scripts uses the following method to redirect the user to another url.
<html><head><meta http-equiv=\"refresh\" content=\"0; URL=$url\"></head></html>\n
The problem is that as soon as you load FCKeditor on a page in Firefox, that browser session is somehow effected and the meta refresh method above no longer works. Loading another Firefox browser to open up a new tab and the sites/scripts with the meta refresh will work fine again - atleast until you load up the fckeditor.
This does not occur with IE. Changing the redirect method in our application to use header($url) solves the problem for our application but if the user goes to another site that uses Meta Refresh then they still have the problem on that site.
To see the probem. Access the fckeditor demo - works in IE but not Firefox.
Now access this test url I setup that should redirect you to google.com
Use a fresh FF browser or tab and verify the redirect works if you have not yet loaded FCKeditor.
Any ideas why this is happening or how to address it?
Using Firefox 1.04 on WinXP SP2 - also tested on Mac OS X same issue.
RE: MetaRefresh breaks on FF after using Editor
This appears to be a FireFox issue. I found this bug report:
It would be very useful to know if anyone does not have/see this issue if they repeat the test. Maybe it's a particular version of FF or goes away if you de-install and re-install vs upgrade FF.
RE: MetaRefresh breaks on FF after using Edit