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How to use Meta Tag to redirect an HTML page?

  • Difficulty Level : Expert
  • Last Updated : 17 Oct, 2019

URL redirection, also called URL forwarding is a way to send users to a different URL from the one they originally requested. The three most commonly used redirects are 301, 302, and Meta Refresh.
Meta Refresh Redirect is a client-side redirect. Unlike 301 and 302 redirects that happen on the webserver, Meta Refresh Redirect takes place in a web browser and instructs the web browser to go to a different web page after a specified time span.
The use of Meta Refresh Redirect is deprecated or in other words, disapproved by W3C(World Wide Web Consortium), since it is a non-standard procedure of redirection, it disorients users, and it can also disrupt a browser’s history of visited pages.


<meta http-equiv = "refresh" content = "20; url ="/>


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Meta Refresh Redirection</title>
    <meta http-equiv="refresh" 
          content="20; url =" />
    <h1 style="text-align:center;color:green;">
    <p style="text-align:center;"
      If your browser supports Refresh,
      you'll be redirected to GeeksforGeeks 
      IDE, in 20 seconds. </p>


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