[LINK] WebSockets

Kim Holburn kim at holburn.net
Tue Mar 29 09:42:20 AEDT 2011

There's a reasonably useful firefox extension called "refreshblocker".  It fixes fairfax front pages which have a nasty habit of refreshing on a timer.  Firefox 4 blocks refreshes without it though.  It pops down a bar saying the page wants to redirect and gives you the choice of refreshing or not.

On 2011/Mar/29, at 9:30 AM, Jan Whitaker wrote:

> At 09:03 AM 29/03/2011, Kim Holburn wrote:
>> Personally I will be hanging out for some way of blocking stuff like 
>> that.  I hate websites that push stuff at me when I don't want it.
>> They really don't get it that people want to decide what they want 
>> and when they want it.
> Do these 'new' refresh or crawl gimmicks have a name? I can see a 
> press to have an on-off switch for these like we do built-in for 
> pop-ups, cookies, and js, and through plug-ins for ads and flash.
> Newspapers are on a timer for auto refresh. It just struck me that 
> they may have been culprits for the ff memory leakage. So far that 
> seems to be fixed, or at least reduced, in FF4.
> Jan
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