What Is the Redirection Limit?

Redirection limit refers to a browser setting that limits the number of times your browser will accept “redirections” from one host to another. For instance, a site may have been moved from one server or URL to another for technical or other reasons, and to make it easier on users, the site owners can implemented a command that tells your browser to automatically go to another location (redirect).

Redirection limit errors can occur unintentionally when a web page or pages inadvertently create a loop. For instance, if Page A redirects to itself, or to Page B which redirects back to Page A, then your web browser will start building connections at every turn of the loop until the limit is exceeded.

Viewing/Changing Your Redirection Limit in Firefox
If you are using Firefox, you can view (and change) your redirection limit by typing “about:config” into the address bar and looking for “network.http.redirection-limit”. You can find more information here.

Viewing/Changing Your Redirection Limit in Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer uses a different parameter to accomplish the same thing, calling it WinInet. You can find more information here.

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