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Redirect acting wierd in FireFox

Redirect acting wierd in FireFox

(OP)
Hi,

I have a banner advert click-through mechanism that works fine for most URLs however, an ad.doubleclick.net URL a provider has given us produces....

(No there is nothing missing, that's all the browser displays)

Quote:

Object Moved
This document may be found
It is only happening in FireFox.

IE, Chrome & Opera all behave fine and redirect correctly.

Also If I view the page source, it is the contents of the webpage that it is meant to be redirecting to, very odd!

Why is FF doing this?

Thanks,
1DMF.

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RE: Redirect acting wierd in FireFox

Is the source a properly formatted web page - not enclosed in comment tags etc.

Keith
www.studiosoft.co.uk

RE: Redirect acting wierd in FireFox

(OP)
The destination end point URL isn't 100% valid mark-up

http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww...

What's weird is if you refresh the page [F5], it then loads correctly.

Do you think these small errors are causing the problem, they don't look very severe, div in a span and a border attribute?

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RE: Redirect acting wierd in FireFox

Maybe a second redirect at the destination that might be blocked by some security plugin?
If you refresh, that would be only 1 redirect. ponder

Just a shot in the blind there...

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RE: Redirect acting wierd in FireFox

(OP)
It is two redirects, firstly from our site when the advert is clicked to the URL provided by the lender (ad.doubleclick.net), then that tries to redirect to the actual destination URL.

Quote:

might be blocked by some security plugin?

BINGO! - I have adblock plus installed, so I disabled it and the redirection works correctly.

Nice one MakeItSo, not sure why adblock plus is doing this, it's meant to block adverts not redirections?

At least the mystery is now solved.

Thanks,
1DMF.

"In complete darkness we are all the same, it is only our knowledge and wisdom that separates us, don't let your eyes deceive you."

"If a shortcut was meant to be easy, it wouldn't be a shortcut, it would be the way!"
Free Electronic Dance Music

RE: Redirect acting wierd in FireFox

Ha! I should play the lottery more often! tongue
Glad you got it sorted.

Cheers,
MakeItSo

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RE: Redirect acting wierd in FireFox

(OP)
It's Euro Millions tonight, so it might be worth a punt!

Bit odd that I have adblock plus installed in IE also but this doesn't happen, so it seems to be FF & AdBlock Plus together that causes the problem.

"In complete darkness we are all the same, it is only our knowledge and wisdom that separates us, don't let your eyes deceive you."

"If a shortcut was meant to be easy, it wouldn't be a shortcut, it would be the way!"
Free Electronic Dance Music

RE: Redirect acting wierd in FireFox

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not sure why adblock plus is doing this, it's meant to block adverts not redirections?

What if that redirection is to one of the main advertising companies? (ad.doubleclick.net)

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Bit odd that I have adblock plus installed in IE also but this doesn't happen

AdBlock Plus uses different blocking techniques with different browsers. It also may have different subscription preferences between browsers.

RE: Redirect acting wierd in FireFox

(OP)
Yup, all good points, though I do have the same settings in both browsers, so would expect similar UX.

It's not likely to affect many of our users, as most don't use FireFox let alone have AdBlock Plus installed, so nothing to worry about smile

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"If a shortcut was meant to be easy, it wouldn't be a shortcut, it would be the way!"
Free Electronic Dance Music

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