Login weirdness with Opera 6.04 August 28, 2002 6:56 PM   Subscribe

Login weirdness with Opera 6.04: After I enter username/passwrd and hit 'login' the page stalls: just a white screen. If I open up another window and load mefi I'm logged in correctly, but the original window stays blank and has to be closed. Problem doesn't happen in metatalk login.
posted by slipperywhenwet to Bugs at 6:56 PM (9 comments total)

posted by holloway at 7:42 PM on August 28, 2002

I'm an Opera user myself and I've never had any problems like that on MeFi but I've had similar problems on other sites. Hopefully they'll fix those little bugs that befall Opera users with version 7...
posted by spungfoo at 8:19 PM on August 28, 2002

I just switched to 6.04 from 5. I don't think this ever cropped up with 5, and I haven't seen it on any other site.

On the whole, 6.04 seems like a really good upgrade - for some reason, when 6.0 came out I gave it a try and decided to stick with 5. But whatever was bugging me before seems to have been taken care of - the new version's veddy veddy nice..

posted by slipperywhenwet at 9:49 PM on August 28, 2002

I use Opera v6.03 and I've had that problem as well, my lazy work around is to use IE... bah. My less lazy work around is to (me likes the tabbies, me uses them) open a new page login to that, let it stall, close it after a few seconds, and refresh the first page--tada, I'm all logged in.
posted by Ms.JaneDoe at 8:06 AM on August 29, 2002

If Opera 6 can't handle basic HTTP headers (the page simply issues a HTTP redirect), maybe it's time to move on to a different browser?
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:48 AM on August 29, 2002

i have experienced similar problems when using lynx 2.8.3dev.6. this was discussed here, but i've never seen a resolution. perhaps the same bit of code is causing trouble for both browsers.
posted by srk at 11:10 AM on August 29, 2002

I haven't had the problem you describe using Opera 6.02, win2k. Check to make sure you have both automatic redirection and referrer logging enabled (both under Preferences, Privacy).
posted by TimeFactor at 12:09 PM on August 29, 2002

It looks like metafilter uses Refresh: 0; URL=http://www.metafilter.com/. There's also Location: http://... which I haven't had any problems with.
posted by holloway at 1:46 PM on August 29, 2002

TimeFactor: Enabling referrer logging didn't solve the problem for me.

posted by slipperywhenwet at 5:28 PM on August 29, 2002

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