<meta http-equiv="refresh"> tag causes a web page to refresh automatically after a specified amount of time. Users generally don't expect automatic refreshes, so they can be disorienting. Refreshing also moves focus to the top of the page, which may frustrate or confuse users, particularly those who rely on screen readers or other assistive technologies.
How the Lighthouse automatic refresh audit fails #
Lighthouse flags pages that contain a
<meta> tag with the
The Lighthouse Accessibility score is a weighted average of all the accessibility audits. See the Lighthouse accessibility scoring post for more information.
How to avoid automatic page refreshes #
<meta http-equiv="refresh"> from the page.