[tor-bugs] #18107 [Tor Browser]: Prevent automatic HTTP redirects

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#18107: Prevent automatic HTTP redirects
 Reporter:  slycelote    |          Owner:  tbb-team
     Type:  enhancement  |         Status:  new
 Priority:  Medium       |      Milestone:
Component:  Tor Browser  |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal       |     Resolution:
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Comment (by cypherpunks):

 Replying to [comment:3 slycelote]:
 > Maybe. All I know is, I used to get these pop-ups about redirects
 regularly, and now I almost never see them. So either Firefox changed
 something, or most sites changed the way they do redirects.

 If that's all you know then that's what you should have said.

 Anyway, is like I said, "accessibility.blockautorefresh" never prevented
 redirections caused by HTTP "Location" headers, only those caused by HTML
 "<meta ...refresh...>" elements and (this one I didn't know) "Refresh"
 HTTP headers:

 - https://kb.mozillazine.org/Accessibility.blockautorefresh
 - https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=510186

 BTW, the last comment in that bug report mentions an interesting
 preference: "network.http.redirection-limit".

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/18107#comment:4>
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