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Old 08-07-2012, 12:36 PM   #1
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Firefox 10 vs. reuters.com


Perhaps not really a Linux question but I am sure that one of the bright folks here can provide some insight. Basically I am running Firfox 10.x on CentOS 6.2. I have NoScript installed in Firefox and all scripts blocked unless I specifically allow them. If I select a tab from the reuters.com home page, Tech for example, the browser displays the requested page (Technology News). However, after a short period of time the displayed page will revert to the reuters.com home page. When the browser is sitting on the home page I notice that periodically the displayed data is updated.

I have NOT allowed any scripts on this page in NoScript.

If I examine the page source (Ctrl-U) I see a lot of javascript referenced. I also see a number of references to Class="timestamp". Somehow as the reuters page ages it decides to refresh from the server. I find this most annoying. Is there a way to stop it? Something better than NoScript?

TIA,

Ken

p.s. If I disable javascript in Firefox preferences it does not change the performance of reuters.com although it fouls up many other sites - thus my use of NoScript for more granularity.
 
Old 08-07-2012, 01:13 PM   #2
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So, temporarily allow the Reuters scripts (and avoid the non-Reuters ones), eh? While you're at it, allow session cookies.
 
Old 08-07-2012, 01:44 PM   #3
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Is it the HTML refresh tag?
http://webdesign.about.com/od/metata.../aa080300a.htm
That combined with having cookie turned off or not allowing scripts could mean you're redirected to the wrong page on refresh?
Edit: Possible solution if it is:
http://www.mydigitallife.info/stop-a...ad-in-firefox/

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Old 08-07-2012, 03:04 PM   #4
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Thanks 273,

Not sure about the refresh tag as I am not doing a refresh of my own choice. However, the suggested solution nailed the problem just fine.

Thanks again,

Ken
 
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Glad it fixed it for you.
I'm guessing (and it is just a guess, so probably wrong) that Reuters have set a URL in the refresh tag (deliberately or left over code) so when you refresh manually it calls that URL.
A word of caution on enabling notification of a refresh: I tried to open a page with it set and combination of that an NoScript meant I was enabling some necessary scripts then getting asked if I wanted to refresh every time a script wanted to -- making the page take ages and lots of clicks to load.
 
  


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