Post by Jethr » Fri, 12 Nov 2004 19:23:48

From: "Jethro" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >
Subject: IE6 + META-REFRESH + IFRAME problem
Date: 09 November 2004 16:18

Hi there,

I have been trying to write a web-based "carousel" which continually
displays propertys from an estate agents (realtors) books. This is to run in
a large plasma screen in the shop window.

The ASP code works by using META-REFRESH to point to the next property in
the sequence. There is an embedded IFRAME which displays a picture of the

The link is

I have run the link from my office for 3 days with no problem, we have a 2Mb
ADSL pipe. Windows2K, IE6

When the client (2MB ADSL, Windows2K server, IE6) runs it, it seems to "jam"
every so often. When it does, you get a "red cross" where the picture should
be. Hitting F5 "clears" it, and off we go.

In desparation I put a Javascript timer in which should request a
"document.location.href=" after a minute (the META-REFRESH is <30s) in case
the META-REFRESH doesn't work.

The clients browser is set to "Reload page on every visit".

Anyone any suggestions as to what could be happening, and how to work around
it please



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